People always ask what came first, the chicken or the egg, my answer is always 'neither would be here without a rooster'. i live in australia and am only a teenager and am new to raising chickens, i started off with 6 chicks and a large, special bred rooster which my brother caught at the local pub where my dad lives as part of a fun day. later a neighbour (thats not even on my fence line) complained to the counsil about "noise" when for a rooster he was very quiet. it was upsetting to have to drop him off at a friends farm. honestly, on behalf of roosters everywhere, i ask you to join me and stand against the rules not permiting the ownership of chickens. roosters are important because; there the breeders there the protectors there the one who keeps the peace in the flock. i miss pimp (my first rooster) very much and now i have two young roos growing from my chicks. i don't want to lose these guys. please help me, they barely crow and i know if this guy finds out i'll have to get rid of them. please help by rallying together and showing people the othside of these beautiful creatures the fact we cant keep roosters is sexest and wrong, what if you weren't aloud somewhere because of your gender, or because you speak freely (as my roos do) i would have thought that this prejudice would have been left in the middle ages.