I live in a similar area... and sort of cheated by allowing Serama roosters.... They have 1/3 the crowing volume as a normal rooster, seem content to be pretty quiet most of the day, and when they do crow it sound like a broken toy more than a rooster. No one's complained yet. *knock on wood* Some people are trying to breed crowless Seramas as they occasionally pop up. I am not sure how useful a tiny rooster is to you though. It's only useful to me because I'm trying to get fertile Serama eggs out of him.