to my neighbor( I live in the "city" with VERY close neighbors) and his response was "Why? Did someone complain? I LOVE hearing him in the morning." He then went on to explain that when he was a kid, growing up in a wealthy Boston suburb that EVERYONE had back yard chickens and roosters. And that he missed that and it reminded him of his folks etc. He then went on to tell me that if the people on the other side of us hadnt complained then NO ONE would. The people on the other side are known busy bodies and enjoy causing trouble. They havent said a word to me about Humphrey, but I think it is because they are deaf and honestly cant hear him. So Humphrey the Partridge Rock roo gets to stay with my small back yard flock! I am however drawing up plans to have the dh build him a "box" that will be part of the coop. Be at roost level, but not be tall enough for him to stand, stretch that wonderfully handsome head up and welcome the sun before 7am. That way he can still be with his girls and not be as stressed. I am sure there will be nights of me getting one of the girls out so I can put him up for the night. But after a while I think the smart chooks that they are will figure this all out. I am just happy that my neighbors dont mind him. But I still want to make him as un obtrusive as I can. After all. Right now no one has their windows open. Warmer weather will come back. And next year I insulate the coop, add to their run and give my wonderful neighbors eggs.