How does one keep a rooster from crowing at 5:00 AM? Last spring we got some new day old chicks and the one turned out to be a rooster. He is a big beautiful Rhode Island Red. However, he is not going over well with the neighbor. Is it possible to put him where he is covered up and it is dark longer? My 11 year old son is very attached to "Rusty" but I want to be considerate of the neighbors. What can be done besides find a home for him? We live in a rural area in a city and people have animals all around us, mostly horses. Not many roosters.