You can train a dog not bark. You can train a chicken not to be broody. Is there anything you can do to cut down on your rooster crowing??? I have a silkie that is my baby. At 5 months old we found out Princess was really Prince when he started to crow. It wasn't very long and only around 7am. A month later it lasts much longer, is much louder, and starts at 6am and goes pretty solid until 7-7:30. Every morning as soon as I hear the first crow I run outside in my pj's and pick him up and tell him to be quiet. I give him treats. I let them all out of the pen to free range. I have even gone as far to buy a chicken diaper and bring him in the house!!! If it's only been a month, I am afraid it will get worse. We are permitted to keep roosters where I live, but don't want to disturb neighbors as we are in the city in a neighborhood and our lots really aren't all that big (like 1/3 acre including the house). It's also waking up my kids, which is making my toddler fussy all day. The normal response would be just get rid of him, but he is my favorite chicken and he changes the whole dyanmic of the flock. Also he is #1 around here if he were to go somewhere as the new rooster and be a little silkie bantam he would be at the bottom. Also he has kids to play with, he is close with his girls, and free ranges all day. The average person around here that would take on a rooster would never provide him with the life I'd give him.... So anyone ever try to train a rooster or come up with anything that deters the crowing so early???