Rooster attracting attention

  • Rooster attracting attention

    Posted by Eden on September 11, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Does anyone have any tips in regards to a very noisy rooster drawing attention to our homestead?

    We have a few acres in a sparsely populated area, but everyone knows we have chickens now because of the noise of this rooster.

    Thank you for any advice!

    Eden

    EmmaB replied 1 year, 8 months ago 7 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Clem

    Member
    September 11, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Had to get rid of mine for the same reason, hopefully someone has better advice.

  • RvNomad

    Member
    September 11, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    That’s a tough one because roosters are going to crow. The only advice I can really give you is to try a different one. We had several, when our hens went broody and we let them hatch some eggs, probably half were roosters, so at one point I think there were 15 and there was one beautiful one, but he crowed All DAY LONG, non-stop. When we got rid of a bunch, he was top on the list and it got much quieter. Our chickens are free-range and you cannot catch them, they have an automatic door and go in at night and out in the morning on their own. The only way someone could get them would be to show up at night, which is a SHTF situation could be possible. It’s a risk you have to take though because if there is a total collapse, you are going to need roosters to have more chickens.

  • JerseyGiantChick

    Member
    September 11, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    A rooster from our neighbors is crowing all day long, if he was ours would not be crowing at all.

    The ones that do, will make a good meal, no breeding with them.

    Ours crow only early in the morning, when still inside in there coop. But out here there is no hiding, it is what it is.

    • TomKat

      Member
      September 11, 2022 at 11:30 pm

      I have 4 roosters, 3 hens and two juvenile chicks now. I had over 50 a few years ago. Anyway, the roosters crow all day long and start about 4 A.M. They are the English Game fowl variety. Very aggressive to one another, but never towards me. I don’t have a problem with them crowing since I am used to this. My dogs have a problem when the roosters fight each other and get agitated.

  • Mud

    Member
    September 11, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    How tasty does the rooster look? 👍

  • EmmaB

    Member
    September 11, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    The rooster crowing and even the clucking from the hens can be quite loud. I been really looking into getting quail instead. Small eggs but prolific, not as noisy, easier to clean for meat and can stay in a large aviary safe from predators. Still researching them though.

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