No-Crow Rooster Collar, a Review

It’s been over a week of adjusting and re-adjusting the collar in an attempt to find the sweet spot of no crow success.

I tightened it, raised it, lowered it, tightened it some more… and rooster Jo is still crowing. The directions were clear on how to put the collar on, I followed them, even watched a few YouTube videos looking for pointers that might help… still a fail.

NO CROW

To be fair to the manufacturer, the No-Crow rooster collar comes in various sizes, I chose the one the was suggested for Silkies. Maybe a smaller size would have been effective, but for $22.95, I’m not willing buy another to find out. I would be more apt to recommend this collar if it came packaged in various sizes. I’d rather pay more for choices than be disappointed without an immediate solution.

So Now What?

I went to Home Depot and bought a $7 strip of two inch wide Velcro, wrapped it low around rooster Jo’s neck, and guess what? Success. He can still crow, but it’s muffled, and not much louder than my hens. Jo doesn’t seem to mind at all, he’s eating, drinking, and seems perfectly happy. He’s lucky, noise ordinances ban roosters in the city, this way he’s legal, with the same rights as his hens.

Rooster Jo 2 2-15

Warning: Using Velcro  around a rooster’s neck must be checked frequently. It may become too tight with maturity.
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amy elizabeth, writer, author. Lives in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert on a small hobby farm. Raises laying hens.
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2 Responses to No-Crow Rooster Collar, a Review

  1. caitlinmlew says:

    This is really helpful, I’ve been considering buying one of these for months! Thanks!

    • tbnranch says:

      It might work just fine for you, maybe it’s just me, other people found it useful. I should have bought a small, but it was suggested to buy a medium for SIlkies… considering my Silkie is pretty big, thought I made a wise purchase.

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