Well, I did it, Rooster found a home. To increase his odds, I sent a hen along with him. He was "free", she was $10. It's so weird now! I thought I could keep him, and house him in the basement during Spring/Summer when people could hear him. But that boy, every time he heard me he'd crow. If I yelled at the dogs, there goes the rooster. If I was talking to my husband, off he went. If he heard someone on the TV that sounded like me, he'd respond. If I said his name, "Rooster!" I'd get a bu-bock noise. But he went to a great farm to be the new 4H Rooster for a 7 year old girl. It pays to make them tame, he let the grandpa "judge" him, pull his wings out, check his back, turn him this way, that way, he was chill through it. My favorite pullet went with him because she matched him best in color. The 3 remaining pullets are really quiet. They're... worried? About his whereabouts. They'll adjust. Now all I need is a decent day to take them outside to the coop cage so they can adjust. But I don't want to take them from 62 degrees to 20 in the span of 5 seconds. I need a 3 day series of 50's! Heck, 40's would do. They're growing fast, with 2 gone, there's enough room to get them to March if that's how long it takes the weather to warm up a smidge. It's so weird not hearing that crow every time I open my mouth. He was starting to get good at it! I'll admit it, I was coaching him through the floor boards and when I went to visit with them downstairs.