I know. . . Roosters will be roosters. But is there a trick to get them to realize "enough is enough" come 5 in the morning? We're in a rural area on two acres, and allowed to keep chickens, but don't think my next door neighbors are as enthusiastic about my flock as they were a couple of months ago, before my two b.o. roos hit adolescence. (They are 21 weeks old.) One crows his head off, the other just chimes in occasionally. They don't stop after a few minutes, either, they go on and on and on. (And there have been no eggs so far, with which to placate the neighbors.) Will they calm down when more of the hens are cooperative and they get some satisfaction? Or will it continue at this same level? Will turning a light on in their coop when they start, get them to quiet down a bit??? ("Look, Sweetie -- you got the sun to rise. Good for you!") I like my roos and would love to keep one or both of them, but I'm paranoid the animal police will be paying me a visit if I can't keep the noise down to a reasonable time period. Too bad they don't seem to come with snooze alarms. (I'm really not as bad a chicken-mom as I must sound right now.) Thanks for any words of wisdom.