My almost 24 week old rooster just had his first real crow yesterday and I thought it was great, but even though I'm on 1.5 acres, I'm pretty close to one neighbor. In addition I just found my local zoning ordinance on chickens and males are prohibited and I'm only allowed "a small flock of no more than 12 hens." I'm already at 12 and I had been daydreaming about a 2nd coop and new babies for months... and it factored into my Christmas list in a large way, lol. I guess there's not really a question in here as much as I'm just venting my disappointment. I'm not sure if I should try and clandestinely keep the roo either or re home. I would totally dispose of him the natural way except I'm new to anything livestock related and I don't think I have the stomach for butchering yet. I probably ought to develop that skill but in the meantime I did a Craig's list ad and hopefully someone will scoop him up and add him to their flock. Or just not tell me he's part of their dinner plans, lol.