We don't have any roosters. Although, I'd love to have one. Hubby says no way! He doesn't want to upset the neighbors and he's not a real chicken fan himself. He says I put too much work into my girls, but I say it's not enough. The good news, my neighbor across the street has a rooster. We are planning on breeding her BR roo with my frizzle and keeping the chicks. I can only keep the girls. I'll sell or give away the the boys. My neighbor across the street doesn't think they are very loud. We have roosters in the neighborhood, but most of the houses are spread far apart and I don't hear them. My other neighbors have heard them when they are outside doing yard work. On our street most lots are about 4 acres a piece with a couple 2 acre lot. I have 2 neighbors against roosters that I'm aware of. Only one is pretty close, one acre from our house. She hates chickens and has threatened us if we in fact have a rooster and hears it crow any time of the day. My neighbor plans on keeping her boy only if he doesn't cause any problems. My question is.... How loud are they really? I have a 17 week RIR who's done the buck..buck...buck..buck...BAWK...buck...buck..buck...BAWK noise once in a while and it's pretty loud.lol. I think she is getting ready to lay and practices her egg song.