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Wont stop crowing!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by k625, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie rooster that crows all the time, and all day long. Is there any way to curb this? I dont want to have to get rid of him, but hes going to go this weekend, if something does not stop. He is georgeous, but has quite that attitude sometimes.

    anything to help stop the crowing??
     
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard that keeping them in the dark can help.. but what good is a rooster, if you have to keep him cooped up in the dark?(Breeding, of course)

    I also know that they won't crow nearly as much if they are kept by themselves all the time.. but again, what good are they if they are in solitary confinement ALL the time.

    LOL. I had a rooster that got sick and I took him home.. That brat started crowing 6:30 am in my bedroom(which has really good acoustics..lol) About the 3rd time, I grabbed that sucker and put him in a computer paper box and put the box in the laundry room.. It still didn't stop him(slowed him down though).. LOL.. He still crowed being in a box small enough where he couldn't even stand.. Nevertheless, he apparently felt better enough to go back to the coop..LOL

    Does yours crow all day and night? Or does another roo crow and then the silkie is just "set off" and has to prove he is the louder longer crower?

    -Kim
     
  3. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NO he is the only rooster out there, I have the girls, and they are all quite. He starts about 5 am. and goes about 3 times every hour. He is going to a new home I think tomorrow. I just cant take it, and I know my neighbors arent loving it, becasue I sure dont lol.

    He has started to "attack" he will chase me lol if I Dont get to him first and pick him up. Or he will jump up at me. YIKES
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Thank god I am not the only one. I got rid of the rooster. I kept one who crows alot but its so low. I think keeping him in the dark is the only way but he will still do it.
     
  5. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    I had the same thing happen to me with my rooster...he crowed aaaaaaaaallll the time and started to attack. He is now in a new home and doing well. Peace has been restored and I don't miss him as much as I thought I would.
     
  6. geoaware

    geoaware Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Roo crows all day and night...and I mean ALL THE TIME! I have heard him at every hour....so all the 'rosters crow at sunrise' is not a myth...its just if you crow all the time, sooner or later it will coincide with sunrise.

    Lucky we don't live too close to neighbors.
     
  7. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard bits and pieces of a breeding project whose goal is to design a roo that can be kept in the city. They are breeding for a mute rooster. I don't know what breed it is in, but they've almost accomplished it in just a few generations.

    They select their lowest(volume wise) and quietest roo and breed it to the most least "talkative" hen. Their F1 and F2 crow so low, it is barely audible. Their F3's weren't old enough to tell, last time I read.

    You could do it in any breed you want.. It just takes time and VERY selective breeding.. You have to have the time to "listen" to your chickens alot, because selection is based on "voice".

    Just thought everyone may be interested to know, and maybe take on a "silent strain" in their breed of choice, for those unfortunate people who can't have roos because of noise.

    -Kim
     
  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    thanks. I never heard about that ill now. So this means that my silkie who has a low crow and my lest talkative buff orp hen would have close to silent babies?
     
  9. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    I have the same thing going on with my silkie roo "Rudy" but he starts up at about 4:00 am. Then you hear him ALL day long. I love to hear him every once in a while, but not all the time. I wish there was something we could do.
     
  10. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I know a lady who would pay money for those roos. She lives on 40 acres and the neighbors built their house right up agains the property line. She's really mad about it, so she bought all 5 of my roos. Now she's going to teach them to crow. I told her about the long crowing roos, and she's searching the net to find some. She really planning on making her neighbors regret building there. [​IMG]
     

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