I have a small mixed flock of Pullets that I keep as pets/egg layers. These are in part the kids' pets and as such I don't want a rooster who will be aggressive with them when they are playing in the run(also my wife is freaked out by the idea of eating fertilized eggs). I do want a Rooster as part of my flock because I love to hear the crow. I have called no less than 14 local vets and animal hospitals trying to find someone who can caponize with no luck. If anyone has any information for me it would be greatly appreciated as I have a 4 m/o Buff Orpington that I'll have to get rid of shortly if I cant get him 'fixed'.