Well, tomowa is butcherin' day for us newbies, my husband and I. We are going to butcher 3 7 month old roosters and 1 1 year old rooster. They are very noisy for our neighbors. We live in a rural area, but in town. No complaints from the neighbors, but my husband is kept awake at night as well. I am deaf. Can't hear em'. Don't bother me none. Any suggestions or helpful hints would be much appreciated from anyone who has done this butcherin'.