I have a very dumb question about roosters: Is there a way to "neuter" one or to train it not to crow? I live in a town in which it is not legal to own a rooster, and I am pretty sure that my neighbors would not enjoy the sound of a rooster crowing as much as I would. The trouble is, of the 6 birds that I raised, I have a strong hunch that at least 2 of them are cockerels, and I have grown quite attached to one of them (Amy is his name! Sheesh!) who is very sociable and curious about everything. He is a beautiful, yellow Araucana, and I couldn't bear to eat him, and would be sad to say goodbye. I have been discussing this with friends who suggest dressing him in a little skirt, and instructing him not to crow, maybe offering him some treats if he clucks. The conversations only get more ridiculous after this, but I need some real advice. I have a feeling I am out of luck. Mother Nature has a plan for roos, and this city has another. Oh, golly.