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how common is it for a vet to cut the vocal cords of a roo

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how common is it for a vet to cut the vocal cords of a rooster.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 7 years ago.
Hi gldcat,
It is not a recommended procedure to de-crow a rooster. So in saying that, it is not a very practiced act either. One option that has definite surgical and anesthesia risk is caponization of him - neutering of him. This can decrease the amount of crowing but likely not eliminate it.
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