IN ALL reality,no suburban backyard flock needs more than 1 rooster for breeding. its just obnoxious and unneccisary! as we all know a good breeder roo can keep 12 hens nice and fertile. any polite breeder with close-by neighbors will immediately seek to rid of any surplus roosters once we know they are roosters.we all do it out of common decency for our neighbors. HOWEVER there are next-door-breeders-from-hell that have several types of poultry at once on a samll lot and has too many of each creating a near-constant onslaught of various noises that can drive neighbors to insanity. these are the breeders who can mess it up for a whole suburban township and make a great case to ban roosters in their town. so please everyone, be courteous of your neighbor in suburbia!!!