If I get a rooster it would need to be kept inside in the night time and morning or something else needs to be done to keep it quiet. Especially, because my mom will not be okay with a rooster crowing in the basement all morning. Will caponization quiet it or will I have to resort to something else? When I caught the little guy at the farm I work at he seemed pretty chilled and quiet. Maybe he already has been caponized... how do I tell? He is also just going to be a pet, would it make him more docile and nicer to humans? He is an Australorp Rooster. I can take him back to the farm for check ups and medicine and they can get me the feed. BTW: I'm not committing to keeping the bird. I am just going to set up some sort of pen in the back yard and see how he does for a few days. If he doesn't bother the neighbors and is friendly enough I'll keep him, and build him a nice home, maybe eventually buy a few chickens and raise them for eggs, and chicks; if not back to the farm to be eaten he goes.