Young Rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by salemtucker, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. salemtucker

    salemtucker Out Of The Brooder

    30
    3
    44
    Oct 22, 2015
    Central Missouri
    I purchased 5 chicks at the beginning of March from the local feed store. I live in city limits so I can only have hens, but just my luck, one of the RIR's is a little roo. Is there anything that I can do, besides caponizing, to make him not crow. I wouldn't mind getting some fertilized eggs out of him, but I can't have him waking up the neighborhood and making a lot of noise. Any help would be appreciated.

    Christine
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

    8,842
    3,879
    441
    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    [​IMG]

    Honestly, if it were me, I'd find him a nice home in the country where he can be a rooster and crow to his heart's content. I've never had a caponized rooster, so I don't know if even that keeps them from doing what comes most naturally to them.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. salemtucker

    salemtucker Out Of The Brooder

    30
    3
    44
    Oct 22, 2015
    Central Missouri
    From what I have read, caponizing them at a certain age will basically turn them into a "nice" rooster, with the temperament of a hen. I also read that canonized roosters are good with baby chicks. I don't know. I guess I will put an ad in the local classifieds and go get another chick. Thank you!

    "Honestly, if it were me, I'd find him a nice home in the country where he can be a rooster and crow to his heart's content. I've never had a caponized rooster, so I don't know if even that keeps them from doing what comes most naturally to them. "
    [/quote]
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2016

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by