Oh, sorry. I have four roosters right now - these three and Dumbledore, the Cream Legbar cockerel. I have German New Hampshires and Blue Copper Marans coming from a breeder at the end of the month and will keep one boy from each of those, and need to choose a "next generation" Cream Legbar from these babies (which have been crowing since three weeks old, by the way!!!!). Sooooooo... yeah. Rooster issues.
None of my boys crow at night (they wouldn't last long if they did). Including when a neighbor's dog barks all night (like last night:he ). But Apoc crows earliest (about 5:15am in the pitch black) and the most insistently. He also crows the most all day. I can't blame him - he's lonely and wants to "talk". I'm hoping that a crow collar, if it works, can just reduce the volume a bit.
My roosters are EXCELLENT alarms!!! I never oversleep. I have them all situated outside the two sets of windows near my bed, so it's louder for me than anyone else. But I don't always hear them when I'm in another part of the house.
There are feral peacocks in the neighborhood (which you can hear from a LONG way away - LOUD!), and the next door neighbor has a guinea hen that sounds like a car alarm going off, so I am hopeful that in that context no one would complain. I am allowed roosters/chickens, but I don't want a complaint to open the door to government folks coming to my house and getting all in my business - would rather that not happen.
- Ant Farm
No problem. You said that you left only three so I got the answer.
Now that is going to be a lot of chickens and projects! Great! More chicks more joy.
I understand. Once we had a bantam rooster. He was crowing 24/7 but problem is that he had that high-pitched voice that you could hear from far away. And we culled him just because we didn't want problens with neighbours, just like you.