roosters are great, but what about them crowing at night, or early in the morning? you may ask.. Here's what I do... I have a night time sleepy box for my rooster. it is a big 2'x2.5' wooden box with air holes. in that box I have a smaller box, like a nesting box the roo has to lie down in and cannot stretch his neck to crow. then in between the boxes I line it with egg cartons. and I put him in a corner of the coop up against other lay boxes. he is quiet as a mouse till I wake in the morning to let him out. The rooster is "open" for business from 8:00 til 6:00 while my neighbors are at work.