Before my elderly next door neighbor died a rooster took up residence at his house. He was too sick to go out and feed it, so it pecked around in the field that separates our houses. He would crow in the mornings which I always found quite pleasant. Since my neighbor has passed on, he hasn't crowed in months. He still lives over there all by himself. I've been feeding him tomatoes from my garden and cracked corn, but he is still very shy and runs away from me. I'm positive he's a rooster because he's full grown and it's obvious. He has the rooster plumage. Any ideas on why he no longer crows? Do lonely roosters just not crow...do they only crow for the benefit of hens? He has not yet seen my hens I guess because trees are in the way of their coop and run.