When I originally purchased my first chickens this spring, we were "guaranteed" that I was getting all hens. My kids and I raised them from little hatch-lings and really bonded to all of them. I never thought I would get so attached! Shortly after we put them outside in the pen, one of my "hens" let out a very loud crow. I thought, uh oh, that's not a girl. He is a very nice roo, doesn't charge or peck, we can easily pick him up and pet him. I do live in a "neighborhood" but we all have about 2 acres. Today the county zoning enforcement showed up at my door and told me they had "multiple complaints" about the crowing. Personally, I like it and as long as the windows are closed, you can't even hear it in the house. Now the weather is in the 70's and everyone has their windows open. The county law states that and individual can own up to 12 chickens (which is what I have now) and that roo's cannot "be a nuisance". Since they have received multiple complaints he is now considered a nuisance. I realize that is what a roo does and it doesn't bother me but my neighbors don't feel the same way. The point of this post is two fold. 1. Is there anyway to make him stop crowing short of killing him? (I don't hold out much hope on this one) or 2. Is there a Rooster relocation service is the Maryland/southern PA area? I really do not want him killed!!!! Thanks for any thoughts!