Our rooster, while he's a sweetheart, is so very loud! This morning he was crowing at 4am in the dark, and he's been crowing non-stop all day. While I could care less if he bothers one of our neighbors, another neighbor has said they can hear him if they are outside, and they don't care, but I worry about the other two neighbors (and our sleep lol). One of them wants to buy eggs from us, so I have a feeling they are tolerant of his crowing.
One question is, do they normally crow during the night? And the other is how well will the girls stick around if we don't have a rooster.
This is by no means a rush to decide either way - as the neighbors that don't care are planning on getting chickens and we don't know if they are getting a rooster also. If they do, there's no reason to get rid of ours, as we'll hear theirs all the time also.
Just researching the pros/cons of a rooster.