I work at a farm and we got a "Parking lot donation" today. Two Australorp Roosters, I was wondering if one of them would make a good pet? I live in utah and the temp is usually the upper 90's in the summer and sometimes can get into the 100's if that happened I'd take him inside of course! He seems pretty good temperamentally, like he fell asleep in my arms and stuff. I am trying to convince my mom right now. If we end up not wanting it we can take it back. I have one week to prepare my backyard for a rooster. I have no idea how to take care of them either then basic feeding. How long do Australorp Roosters live? How much upkeep do they need? How much noise do they generally make? How many health risks are there? How can I find out if it legal to own a rooster in my backyard? I have a lot of space and could easily make a coop, with the proper instructions of course. I needed to make a new place for my ferrets to stay anyways.