A bit of back story; We just moved to an acreage (4.5 acres) in a subdivision. We are allowed animals here, but technically only 5 total. We will be well over that number, but out place is very treed and private. Lots of our neighbors don't follow the laws/covenants either, it's generally along the lines of "if you don't bother your neighbors they won't bother you or care what you're doing". I had really wanted heritage breeds, and had planned originally on trying to become sustainable and letting chickens hatch out replacement chicks each year. But, after some more thought, I don't know if it's a good idea to keep any roosters at all. I grew up on a farm and I know how loud they can be so I don't want to risk getting complaints from annoyed neighbors. BUT, the only way I can get heritage birds are to order straight-run, and at first I figured I'd just butcher the roos when they reach butchering weight, but after some research I'm finding that's 16-20 weeks old. Aren't they crowing pretty good by that age? Would I drive my neighbors crazy before they get to butchering weight? The minimum heritage breed order is 25, so chances are I'll have 12-13 roosters total. Would I be smarter to just give up on heritage breeds and just go with Isa Browns or Red Rock Crosses where I'd be able to order just pullets? Thanks for your input!