I think one of my cochins is a cockerel. We've already given away a boy from our first group of leghorns. I would LOVE to have a rooster, especially a handsome partridge cochin. Our neighbors don't even know we have chickens so.... I mean there's dogs barking(even mine) through out the day. So will a little crowing hurt? There are people near us with a pig! I think caponzing is out of the question. So to those who own cochin roosters, how are they? How often do they crow? IF we do keep our "cockerel," I'm not a fan of a rooster box. Will he do fine in a coop with 7 girls? Here is me he/she.