I live in a fairly affluent suburb and have the only backyard coop within miles. Thankfully town ordinances do not prohibit backyard poultry, IF the coop is at least 50 feet from neighbors' homes (no problem there). There's also a catch-all noise and smell ordinance that applies to all pets. So I figured I'd get a gang of gals and we'd be fine. Eight female day-old chicks arrived in July. Today, I heard it. A creaky but distinctive "cock a doodle do" from Buffy, my daughter's favorite bird (they are 16 weeks old). The photo below is my daughter and Buffy. My question is: What the heck do i do? Wait until the neighbors complain and try to bribe them with eggs when eggs come? Be proactive and butcher Buffy? Something else? Thanks for the thoughts, guys!