Since joining BYC, I've seen occasional references to some sort of veterinary procedure that makes a rooster's crowing very quiet. Given that I live in an urban area, but would love to have a rooster, I'd be pretty psyched to learn that such a procedure actually exists, as long as it were safe and humane. But that's the thing; I can't find any info elsewhere online offering any more details on this "de-crowing" thing. Is it real? Are there vets who will perform it? Does it bother the rooster that he no longer crows at full volume? Thanks for any info.