I live in a suburban area (with big lots) where I'm not zoned for roosters. I don't want to offend the neighbors with rooster crowing (I'm a light sleeper and I can't handle that either)... or bring the code violations lady down on me, but I want to keep 3 or 4 roosters for a small breeding project. So... I have heard that keeping the roosters in a dog crate at night in the garage kept them quiet until they were let outside at a decent hour. I was going to do this until I realized that it would be a pain to schlep the roosters back and forth every morning and night. (Or coax them with meal worms or whatever...) I'm building a new run and coops for this breeding project (note to self: gotta post pics) and my girlfriend suggested that I encorporate a "dark box" mini-coop for the roosters at night. I like that idea ALOT and have been kicking around design ideas, BUT... I'd really value some feedback on dark boxes... and keeping roosters in a suburban area. I don't want to recreate the wheel or go down a dead end street when there are so many BYC folks who know more than I do... Ideas? Suggestions? Thanks in advance!