Thanks for the helpful reply.
Well, the people who share the house with me probably don't think I'm a considerate neighbor (haha!), but they are the ones who brought me the egg that hatched into this adorable rooster, so I thought they could probably stand his crowing this morning, as they have to get up early for church, anyway, but he sure was noisy if you were inside the house!
I walked down the field to see how far his crowing could be heard from outside the house. You could hear him at the back of the house of a man who has hens and wants a rooster-- I don't think he's mind the crowing.
But at the next house 6 geese flew into the field and started having a territorial fight over the old cornstalks. They honked so noisily they droned out the crowing of my rooster.
Having him in the house does really muffle the crowing. It doesn't carry nearly as far. Unless you are inside the house. LOL.
A hen with him might not be a bad idea. Thanks for thinking of it. Maybe the smallest pullet. I do worry he might hurt her, though, with all the pots and wood and stuff in there. Jumping about, mating. But it might work. Especially if I put her in first.
Next week I'll be out of town on Sunday morning and will have to leave him in the coop if the weather is warm, or it might get too warm in the solarium for him until I get home on Sunday afternoon. I sure hope he doesn't upset the neighbors with his outside crowing that morning.