I had wayyy too many roosters - 17, and although we usually butcher them for meat my DH has been working 12-15 hour days lately. Fourteen of the roosters were 4-5 months old, and keeping them with about the same number of hens was just asking for trouble - not to mention the crowfests that were starting. My neighbors hadn't complained, but it was getting on my nerves, so I listed them on Craigs List. A man offered to buy all of them for very close to what I was asking for them individually. He came and got them this afternoon. It is really quiet now. The two roosters we still have (T-Rex and Butch) are being awfully quiet, the 15th rooster was one of their flock (a year old) and I think he was one of the most vocal roosters. I can hear the birds singing, the drone of the borer bee that patrols over our deck, even my puppy as she turns in her sleep. I have 17 more chicks that I just hatched, so I guess we'll have some quiet for another five months. then let the competition crowing begin again!