Is this typical of a young one? The other night I got home from a night of designated driving-2 a.m. and he was crowing. I blamed it on the fact that my new neighbors hound was barking and carrying on (which is a whole other subject) and once the dog calmed down, so did the roo. I think. I went in and went to bed, so really, who knows if he continued to be quiet. Last night my DD and I got back from the gym, and we were in the yard with my dogs-it was 10 p.m.-and the roo started to crow in the coop. Now, granted, the moon was shining brightly right in the window of the coop door, but does this mean I'm going to have to cover my windows in the evening to keep him quiet? And what about my pullets who will be ready to lay pretty soon? If they don't get enough uninterrupted sleep at night, will that delay laying? I guess my main question is: will he outgrow this behavior? I live in town, with no ordinance against having a roo. At the moment, everyone has their windows closed up and the heat on, so you can barely hear him in the house, but come spring/summer, you'll be able to hear him loud and clear and I sure don't want him crowing all night long so the neighbors complain and then I have to get rid of him. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!