This is Joshie, a bantam Cochin, and he is the sweetest rooster I have ever known. He doesn't crow much at all but he is getting on my neighbor's nerves and we will have to get rid of him unless it stops. I would really like to hang onto him whatever it takes. He crows for attention, so if I pick him up and snuggle him for a bit, he will usually stop. I am trying to diaper train him so that it will not be such a hassle to get him to stop but until then, I really need to work on getting him to crow less. It is always easy to tell why he is crowing (attention, light on, light off, etc.), but the problem is that he crows at inconvenient times, namely the morning. This would be tolerable if my step-father did not get up early for work and therefore savor days when he could sleep in. So we need a way to keep him from crowing. We are considering muzzling him or lowering the ceiling (so that he can't stretch out his neck) but any advice would be appreciated. The most sensible option would probably be to get rid of him but I am quite attached, not to mention he isn't used to the cold and winter has been especially harsh this year, so we won't be able to take him outside for a month at least, and I don't know if the neighbors can put up with him until then.