Alright, there was another post in the Ducks forum about hens & drakes and their noise levels. Someone posted about their noisy ducks and in the post said the following about their rooster,
Yeah, well i live in a SMALL neighborhood, directly in the city. It is illegal for me to have a rooster, but i have one anyway. He sleeps in the garage overnight in his own little isolation chamber (which is really soundproof) and comes out in the yard at noon.
I messaged them to ask for more info on the "soundproof" room in the garage for the rooster but have heard nothing back. If we could keep our roo quiet from say 11 PM to 6 or 7 AM, that would be a dream come true. So, anyone else heard of this or have any success with it? I had thought that if we tried to soundproof the coop, we'd then have to have forced ventilation, etc and it would get to costly. We put our rooster down last week because he was crowing at 4 AM. Though we're legal to have roosters where we are, there are several homes near enough that it's not very good for neighbor relations.