Of my five little 2-3 week old dearies, one is a bantam rooster. He, of course, is the tamest and (no surprise) my favorite. We're waiting on a house deal to go through and once we're moved, I'm planning to build the coop in the garage with a dog door out to the chicken run. There's nothing in the local law that prohibits poultry or roosters explicitly (I'm buying a house in another town and you BET I went through the municipal code with a fine tooth comb this time). My rationale is that as long as he's kept indoors in the mornings and not waking anyone up, there shouldn't be a problem. After all, a bantam rooster isn't going to be any louder than - oh, say - my pitbull, right? Or even a much smaller dog? If I'm being unrealistic, I need to cut the cord right now before it becomes far too hard to rehome the little guy (and boy, is he a sweetheart). Talk to me! Thanks in advance.