Ok, seriously, don't laugh. My first cockerel, and he didn't do this before, he's 6 1/2mos. All of a sudden he's crowing at around 4:30-5am the last few mornings, and it's still completely dark out. I'm not going to open the coop at 5am when it's still dark because they WON'T come out of it. I DON'T close it until it's dark because the last time I did close before dark he decided to let me know how ****** he was at 4am. I get up at a very reasonable hour and open the coop (7am at the latest) and don't close until 7-7:30 even though it's already dark. In the summer it was later obviously. I am NOT going to band him, de-crow him, or anything like that, but I'd love to know what piss bug crawled up his rear the past few mornings. I'm not enjoying the 4-5am wake up calls. I HAVE gone out and checked to make sure he's not alerting to predators too. Nothing, no hawks, no owls, no creeping crawlers like the neighbors' cats or anything. Maybe he missed the time change memo? Ugh! And he doesn't just crow once, he lets out several, takes a break, and then lets out more.