I live on a 1/2 acre lot and everyone else on my road lives on a 1/2 acre lot similar to mine. I have neighbors on either side of me, across the street and even a flag lot behind me. I have 6 11 week old chicks and AT LEAST one of them is a rooster. I told my neighbors that I was getting chickens before I bought them as a courtesy to them and in the same breath I promised I wouldn't have any roosters. They all gave a sigh of relief and one even thanked me for that. Well, they are not aware of the fact that AT LEAST one of them is a rooster. I should add that the neighbor in the flag lot behind me has a dog that barks continuously almost all day long. This is both loud and irritating, but after 5 years I've gotten more used to it. So, how much do you think my neighbors would hate me if suddenly one day they heard a cock-a-doodle-doo coming from my yard? I'm not ready to part with my roo(s), although I know in my heart that the longer I wait the less likely I am to part with him/them.