I'm new here. I'm sure this topic has been beaten on before. Have 18 chickens. All 5 months old. Andalusians, Barred Rocks, Wyandottes. The roosters (5 of em) crow all through the night. I think its the Andalusians. I can understand the pre-dawn and evening vocals, but I'm talkin about 1:30 AM through 6:00 AM. I don't really want to get rid of the roos. Surgery is out. Unless I do it myself. HA! Any Help?
Post by Kickingbird on Feb 4, 2005 18:43:50 GMT -5
Welcome to the forum!
Usualy if your roosters are crowing at night they are able to see light or they are being disturbed by something. At times this year I have had over 50 roosters on less than an acre and I hardly ever have them crow at night.
Go out into the coop at night and sit on a bucket quietly and see if there is any light entering the coop. Any light from something like a yard light could cause this. Light from passing cars will also cause them to crow. I once had roosters crowing at night and found that they were being disturbed by rats. Poisoned the rats and no more noise in the middle of the night. I hope one of these ideas will help you. If not some others may have some ideas.
Post by aldridgereds on Dec 7, 2006 19:09:54 GMT -5
roosters will crow at night rather they see a light or not being disturbed dosent matter much.the only real cure is cut down on roosters.a yard that has one or two roosters on it will hardly have any crowing.when there just one he will barly ever crow. they crow and compete with other roosters its the whole pecking order thing.crowing starts a fight.a rooster that is in no shape health wise or is constantly ran off by other roos will not crow.i have raised gamefowl for 11 years.so i got the dominance things down.