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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:04 am 
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Has anyone tried using an anti-barking collar on a rooster to stop crowing?

I used to have one that gave the dog a little zap when he barked (it sounds cruel but he'd happily bark right through the lemon-spray variety). Actually, what I was thinking of for roosters was a vibrating collar on a harness, with a box that sits over the base of the throat. Would noise-activated vibration at that spot disrupt the crow? I know it would have to be really lightweight, but does anyone have any thoughts on if it could work?

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LOL good luck...I actually thought by the title that you were trying to rid the place of crows..as in the black egg stealing bird variety.
I think roosters would crow under water if you' let them.

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This idea has actually been brought up before...with some heated opinions..but alas no...the collar wont stop a rooster crowing (the size of the roo's neck would be the first issue) and I think it may actually be against the law (the electric zap ones anyway)...well in the RSPCA's anyway...just not sure that a rooster is smart enough to "learn" like a dog does from the zap or spray...( this statement I am sure could also be debated) :lol:

As far as I am aware the Zap collars are actually used for containment rather than barking.

I am along with Darrssy here...My roosters would crow underwater too...
all you could try is a dark box at night...


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