Hi, I'm in the learning about raising chickens for eggs (and pets) stage of the game. I have a dilemma. My husband doesn't like the idea of waking to the cock-a-doodles each morning, nor will close-by neighbors. Here's my Q. What is the possibility - I mean, would it even work - to have a visiting rooster once or twice a year? Please don't laugh! It sounds ridiculous I know. But has anyone ever heard of this? I've got houses just steps away and right across the fence... I thought of speaking with the neighbors once this idea of raising chickens is intact, to get their input... It's a nice size yard with gardening beds, shed, some shade, with areas of bark for the coop...really perfect. I'll wait to hear from anyone out there in BYC. Thanks!