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.
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.