I know that there are probably a few people that won't agree with this but I truly think that 3.30AM is too early to be woken up. But Rocky the Rooster seems to think it's OK because he's been doing it for the last few weeks.
I like to wake up - get up around 5.30 but 5am is OK too. 7is too late, the good outside time is nearly over before you get to it then, especially when it's hot so 5-5.30...good time.
Rocky and his girls used to be in a pen further away, out behind the shed and he didn't bother me too much but since I moved him closer to the house...They have a shed in their pen but he likes to sleep out in the open. No more though. Hubby has time off from work and I think I will be putting in an order for a door to their house.
If I can lock him in at night he might sleep longer but if he doesn't the noise will hopefully be muffled enough.
If that doesn't work I think Hubby will try something more permanent. He says I have enough chooks now and we don't need him...The door idea better work.