The cock box may revolutionize chicken keeping in your backyard I have always wanted to have chickens. I grew up on a farm and a roo named, Baby He was my best friend. He would crow on the front stoop for mom to open the door and Shoo him... But he would stealthfully fly inbetween her legs and up the stairs he went ...right to my room where we'd hang half the morning during the summer Then it would be off exploring with Baby only a few steps behind. Here I am with my two favorite things... my phone an my Baby Roosters are full of personality and are so beneficial to their hens. They protect from predators, help nurture young chicks and come in so many vibrant colors that would enhance any garden. I live in a rural area but have close neighbors in EVERY direction. I wanted my birds including roosters and, thankfully, good ole WV would let me have them but I didn't want to cause a feud by forcing everyone to listen to our early morning music. So my husband came up with the Cock Box!! It has put an end to the crowing until I decide they can start.... around 9:00 ...instead of 5:30 We enclosed an area under our nesting boxes and put a door on it. We drilled holes along the entire top to allow for ventelation. The area under the nesting boxes is the perfect height... just high enough for your roo to stand but cannot extend his body in the crowing position. The box also limits light which encourages crowing. Being on the ground is also a slight inhibitor as roos enjoy jumping up on fences or perches to crow in order to show off their manliness while doing the deed Here'smy rosecomb roo eagerly making his escape. He the most vocal of all my roos When we go out to lock everyone up, we just grab the roos off of the perch and lock them in the box til I go out to feed in the morning... at a much more reasonable hour. We've been enjoying peace and quiet for three mornings now and thought it would be nice to share with all of you. Note: We have a heat light installed in our coop to keep the temps above freezing. I would not separate the roo from his girls if it were going to be below freezing in the coop. The same goes for heat waves. If your temps are soaring, he would need a whole lot more air traveling through the box. You could just screen in the end and hope that the camp space will be enough to inhibit crowing. An option would be to have a box in a dark closet to keep your roo in when temps were extreme.