Our cochin cockerel just started to crow this morning. He crowed around 6 times but I wasn't home to know when he stopped. Months ago, we got a letter saying "no chickens allowed" but have gotten nothing since. I don't know how he'll be, he's 18 weeks old. I'm considering caponizing or decrowing, rooster box. But I've read that you CAN train a roo to be quiet. You have to be the DOMINANT one of the whole flock and meet all their needs. Has anyone done this? If you take care of the flock really well and discipline them what behaviors are acceptable and which one's aren't, would a rooster have reason to crow?