If you put a rooster in a box with a top (dog kennel, brooder box, etc...) and he can not raise his head very high, can he still crow or not? I've been told that if they can't raise their heads up, then they won't be able to crow. Just a side note: My big guy, Lawrence, got into the mama coop and the run on it is very low, he was kind of ducking down in it, and he never crowed (but acted like he wanted to). And as soon as he got out, he let the whole world know! Another side note: I was not being mean to him, just watching to see what he would do. He squeezed his fat self through a small hole to steal a peak at the mama sitting! Thanks! Blessings, Amy J.