I love my hens and I don't even mind when they are hollering at me to let them out or complaining that their hiney hurts because they need to lay me an egg. BUT I hate my roosters crowing at 4 am!!! I am not a morning person and it is not even getting light at 4 am. Are these guys stupid?!! I wanted silkies. So I found a lady nearby that had 2 white silkies, 1 black silkie and a beautiful gold laced cochin roo. The black silkie is a roo too. I think one of the white silkies is a roo but he is so sweet and docile at this point he is no bother. I hate the 4 am crowing!! I hate these two boys chasing my laying hens to the point that they aren't laying much. It's incessant! I locked the boys in my chicken tractor because it currently doesn't have a batch of meat birds. Since doing that I have been getting more lovely eggs each day. I have crow collars on them both and it is not helping. So, the conundrum, my daughter is in love with these two little roos. They are very sweet and friendly. You can pick them up and snuggle them. I can even touch their comb and wattles, (possibly because they are scared enough of me to not argue). They are adorable...erm handsome guys. I don't know what to do. Part of me wants to keep them. The other part, well. I don't want to give them to someone that may cull them. I could do that myself and reap the reward. I raise meat birds. These two could go with the next batch. Does anyone know of anyone in the Willamette Valley that caponizes roosters? If not, I would be okay with a decrow and I could just keep them locked in a big pen that we are building them with daily outings. I am interested in caponizing because I am not really interested in breeding. Besides these are banties and my hens are LF. I would just like my peaceful barnyard back. The crow was kinda fun at first but then it started at 4 am. I'm a light sleeper. Ear plugs and a pillow over my head don't help. Help!