Hi there to alll. Gotta problem here, I have 5 roosters and they are fighting amongst themselves, so have them penned seperatley. Now they are crowing all day and all night, the neighbors haven't said anything yet, but the roosters are starting to bother MY sleep at night so I can well imagine that they are driving my neighbors nuts. I have a couple of options where I live, One is to take them down to the Amish, the other is to shoot them in the head with a .22. The roosters are a banty mix, and an andalusian/laced wyndotte mix. Neither are going to be great for the meat..., nor is either a candidate for breeding here, already have roosters for that, they just gotta go! All the roo's were hatched here on my farm. I have shot guns before but only at ranges....I'm an okay shot at distance. Can I shoot these birds up close and personal? how far does a .22 bullet go?? If I use hay bales behind (the roos) them will the hay bales stop the bullet? I live in northern michigan, so I can shoot them and not get intp trouble with the law, but I don't want bullets bouncing around in the wooded area that I live in...lol. Please don't offer other suggested methods of killing, such as breaking their necks, my veterinarian friend already said that is the best way......don't think I am strong enough to get that method done right the first time. Any advice is appreciated!!