Hello all, new member here in the Orlando FL area. Back in March my son brought home a newly hatched Buff Orpington (so we were told) chick from a School project that the school generously (insert sarcasm) awared him to have. In any case we did a little research and figured what the heck raising a few backyard chickens could be kinda neat. We got a great coup to raise a small flock and started raising this one chick first as a test. Well 5 months later and this chick turned out NOT to be a hen but a rooster. Were actually okay with that, he's actually kina fun to have around. The problem is now he's getting very noisy with his crowing (research showing he's hit that age where he will be). Not just a few times in the morning but now throughout the day. Unfortunately we live in a subdivision so I'm sure our neighbors are hating this (although I can't imagine the difference between some crowing or a dog barking). Does anyone have any suggestions on how to curtail the crowing a bit? I'm afraid if it doesn't settle down we'll have to get rid of it. If that's the case anyone have any suggestions about places that may take a rooster (and please don't say Purdue ..lol)?
BTW ...as noted this chick not only turned out to be Roo instead of a hen but I don't think its a Buff Orpington. Looking at pics the Buff's are golden, this is definately more red that gold.