No-Crow Rooster Collar
The No-Crow Rooster Collar
Cockerel wearing his No-Crow Collar
Add a bowtie!
Can't have crowing? You're in luck. A clever backyarder who wanted both roosters and happy neighbors decided to take matters into her own hands. She designed, tested, tweaked, tweaked some more, and finally patented the world's only collar designed to dramatically reduce both the volume and the frequency of crowing. It has been tested and adjusted for maximum, safety, comfort, and effectiveness. Several My Pet Chicken staff and family members, as well as hundreds of "testers" have tried out these collars--and the results are awesome! Finally, you urban and suburban chicken keepers have a shot at keeping your beloved pet roosters!
IT IS NOT A SHOCK COLLAR. The No-Crow Rooster Collar is made from mesh and Velcro, and fully adjusts to fit the rooster perfectly. They are worn with a pinky finger's width of space between the collar and your rooster's neck. Download the instructions. The collar prevents roosters expelling the contents of their air sacs all at once, preventing them from unleashing a full-powered crow. While wearing the collar, they can still vocalize in all their normal ways--but the volume is limited. The collar is made to bend and flex with the rooster's neck so he can do everything he always does (eat, drink, dust bath, other vocalizations). It isn't tight enough to bother them, and it allows their necks total freedom and flexibility to expand.
Add a Bow Tie -- New Feature!
Normally sold for $18.95 extra, now you can add on a handsome, "one size fits all" bow tie to your collar for just $12 more. The bow tie is especially made to fit the No-Crow Collar and really steps up the look. :) More about the bow tie.
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Is it guaranteed to work?
The collar is not guaranteed to fully stop your rooster crowing. Instead, it is designed to significantly reduce the volume and frequency of crowing so that ultimately, they're no louder than a hen. Each rooster is different, and each owner is responsible for using the No-Crow Rooster Collar according to the instructions included.
Does it need adjusting?
Yes, from time to time you may need to adjust or reassess the fit of your collar to keep it functioning properly. Keep in mind that if you've put it on a juvenile rooster, it may need loosening as the rooster grows.
Does it irritate their necks?
The No-Crow Rooster Collar is placed over the feathers, and over the course of the day, some of the feathers come free. The roosters who have been tested never have irritated necks because there are always some feathers under the collar, and the collar is worn "soft side in."
Give your guy some time to adjust to having something on his neck by allowing him to wear it loosely the first day. It's a new sensation! After that, begin the adjustment process. We recommend starting the collar loose, then adjusting it a bit tighter every day until you have found the most effective fit. Do watch very, very closely for signs of distress or difficulty breathing. The collar should ultimately be closely fitted, like a belt.
Listed below is typical sizing by breed, but to be accurate you can measure your rooster's neck (under the feathers, close to the skin, lower on the neck) before ordering, then ADD 1.5 to 2 inches to your measurement to provide enough "overlap" on the collar to ensure the velcro attaches properly. If in doubt, choose a size larger!
XS (4 inches) Class A Seramas only.
S: (6 inches) Small breeds like Class B and C Seramas, Bantam Cochins, Pekins, Game Bantams, D'Uccles, Showgirls
M: (8 inches) Silkies, Polish, Leghorns
L: (10 inches) Most large fowl birds, like Plymouth Rocks, Orpingtons, Marans, Cochins, Wyandottes, Faverolles, Barnevelders
XL (12 inches) Extra large birds like Brahmas, Shamos etc.
**Please note there is a $3 processing fee on each returned collar.