when and normal...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spoolin, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

    160
    0
    119
    Mar 2, 2009
    palm bay, FL
    i had a rooster this morning until my neighbor got mad and told us to get rid of it.... so my dad listened to him and when i got home, my dad had given the rooster away:mad: [​IMG] [​IMG]!!!! but was it normal for the rooster to sing in the morning...like 2-4 a.m. and aaaaaall the day long? because my rooster was singing basically 24/7. so is it normall? if not i'm gooing to get another rooster...
    thank you
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    6,923
    26
    271
    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    If the neighbor is going tob be a problem, I wouldn't get another rooster. BTW you have a double post
     
  3. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

    160
    0
    119
    Mar 2, 2009
    palm bay, FL
    yea i know i have triple post...lol. i clicked it accidntly more than once.
    but is it normal for roosters to sing that much?
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    13,295
    18
    291
    Aug 25, 2008
    SC
    Roosters will crow 24/7 for any reason. Mine go off all the time. I would agree to not get another if the neighbor objects, it's not worth having a conflict. Besides, if you live under your Dad's roof you must follow his rules. Sorry..........

    And yes, you have two posts for this, 2 minutes apart. You can PM a mod to get one removed.
     
  5. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

    160
    0
    119
    Mar 2, 2009
    palm bay, FL
    is there a certain kind of rooster that wont sing as much? how bout bantams?...i really like roosters especially for breeding....
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    13,295
    18
    291
    Aug 25, 2008
    SC
    Bantams? [​IMG] My Bantams are every bit as bad as the Standards! I know you want a rooster, but it sounds like you should just wait a bit- until you don't have neighbors who will object.
     
  7. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

    160
    0
    119
    Mar 2, 2009
    palm bay, FL
    so bantams are noisy too?...i thought they were quieter
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    13,295
    18
    291
    Aug 25, 2008
    SC
    spooiln, I looked around- you posted a variation of this same question this morning and had lots of answers, which boiled down to no, you can't make a rooster stop crowing.

    Just a gentle suggestion- sometimes the answers aren't what you're hoping for. Don't give up hope, instead think of ways you can appease the neighbor, or accept that you shouldn't have a roo right now.

    From reading your posts, I wonder if you have enough hens for a roo? The recommended ratio is about 10 hens for each rooster.

    Hope things work out, ranchhand
     
  9. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

    160
    0
    119
    Mar 2, 2009
    palm bay, FL
    i have 3 hens 1-orpington
    2-barred rock
    but are bantams any good?
     
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    13,295
    18
    291
    Aug 25, 2008
    SC
    First, three is not enough hens for a rooster. Ten is a better number, or your hens will suffer from too much mating.

    Second, Bantams are very good. I do have a little trouble selling their eggs, because they are so small, to consumers. Selling to breeders is a whole 'nuther ball game.

    You didn't answer the question asked about your neighborhood allowing chickens- it it OK? That can make a real difference.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by