I haven't been on here in quite a while but need some advice on a problem I am dealing with and value advice from members of this group!
We live just outside of city limits in a small neighborhood where a number of residents, including us, raise chickens. However, we have one neighbor who has a rooster that loves to crow...early in the morning and continue throughout the day! Unfortunately, being in the county, he is allowed to have roosters if he wants them. While my wife and I love raising our girls, we would never have a rooster that might make our neighbors angry with us. Over the past couple of weeks, he's been allowing his bird to roam the yard, and thus the neighborhood. And, his rooster always seems to find its way to the back of our yard, where it perches itself on our fence and crows at our girls, thus waking up everyone around us. One of our neighbors has spoken with him about his bird before and he refuses to do anything about the rooster, saying if it's a problem, take him to court over it. I have tried speaking with him in the past about other issues and this neighbor is not a reasonable man (he once told my wife if his dog is running our fence bothering ours to shoot the thing!) One of our neighbors even came over this morning after seeing it on our fence because he was worried this cock would get into our coop and potentially kill one of our girls. I assured him they are in an enclosed area, so this is highly unlikely but that I am trying to find a way to deal with the rooster as it is clearly a problem.
Short of shooting this guy's rooster, setting our pit bull on it, or getting rid of our girls (never gonna happen), does anyone have any advice on how to deal with this annoyance. If our neighbor was reasonable, I might speak with him about it. But the last time I tried to hold a calm, neighborly conversation with the man, he threatened me. Thoughts? Thanks!