I have a small backyard flock for a little longer than a year now. At first my rooster & his three hens roosted in their coop, then last summer sometime they decided their coop was not where they wanted to roost anymore... I really cant recall why, but I figured whatever... However they are roosting on a rack right beside my bedroom.... & my insane rooster starts crowing between 2:15 & 3am every morning... I am exhausted. I remember this wasn't a huge problem before the time change, when 3am was really 4 am... but not it seems to get earlier and earlier... The other night I was home alone (it's getting dark about 530pm) & my chickens started towards bed at like 4:45... and the rooster started crowing at 10pm!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME>! Do you think forcing them to go back into their coop will help any? I mean at least it's not 6 feet from my bed. TBH the reason I hadn't forced them back into the coop was we had one hen (who passed) but went broody and hatched out 7 baby chickens & while they are now 9-10 weeks old, there are 4 cockerels & they are roosting in the coop, and I am afraid my rooster will kill them. They are getting to be decent sized now (just a tad smaller than my hens) but I still dont want to come out to a bunch of pecked to death chickens if they cant escape the rooster bc they are closed up int he coop. (they had been getting along in the yard okay, but they can get away if needed) What should I do.... I'm exhausted.