I live in what used to be country.I have great neighbors next to me an none behind me. Our lot is a little over 10,000 sqft.I've always only had hens and had rehome several roosters before him. Last year I ordered all hens again and he was our oops . I got him a no crow collar when he was starting to crow and hes worn it since. It helps so much! He only crows in the morning and if a stranger is in our yard.he's like a protective dog. Hes so gentle. Although over 10 pounds I can still handle hI'm and hes never once bitten me. Hes faced off hawks for his girls, ( luckily I chased the hawk away) but he was ready to fight. Hes the best " mistake" i could have gotten ! A blessing really. When time comes I will hatch his babies and have the nextreme generation. He is lovingly named Daddy. I wanted to share with you. He manages my flock loveingly But can rough if need be. Do not think all roosters are the same because they are not. He has a wonderful disposition! I'm not sure if it's his breed or what.. He is a Silver Penciled Rock. Hes the best Rooster ever!!