Yeppers, I'm suburban...sort of...when I got chooks, I told all my neighbors about two weeks prior to gage their reaction...they all thought it was a kewl thing to do....later when I got the roo...I checked with them first to make sure they were ok with it...they were...I have a couple of neighbors that buy my eggs and a couple that save their veggie scraps for my crew...I think one of my neighbors may be getting a backyard situation together for themselves in the spring...I found that cultivating good neighborhood relations is important...really roosters are not any louder than a barking dog....
I had already put up with the dozen beagles housed 2 doors down for over 6 months before getting chicks. When I can stand next to my coops & hear the dogs AND SMELL the dogs over my birds (and no one had turned in that neighbor, or any of the other stinky, noisy dog owners on the block) then I really don't think anyone had any place to complain about my birds that couldn't even be heard if you were inside & weren't next to an open window. I only had 2 windows in my entire house that I could hear them from at all & only ever had 1 neighbor even mention hearing any of my roos. That particular neighbor was right next door, worked night shift, got home at 4am & always sat on his porch to watch the sun come up. Otherwise, he never would have heard them either.
wow that sounds scary on quite a number of levels!
I would not have thought that the rooster would be in danger!............drowning a rooster by a hen.........oh my! not nice at all! what did that bad rooster do to her?
then you say
it took awhile for her to get used to him.............geesh
that seems like a big understatement.........and him to get "used to" her not trying to drown him?????
oh my these birds sure have some spunk!
if there is cocci in my soil ........and my hens are okay................does that mean they are immune or??????? just lucky.........?
My poor rooster danced for her. My silkie is a pistol, she doesn't take anything from anyone! She was raised with my mean silver laced wyandottes and she was the boss. She is very spunky and a great momma!
My silkie hens have all been so passive until I got this ornery showgirl hen this summer. She picks my poor roo naked if you give her the chance. It's not a protien thing either. She just likes her man to wear less clothes than she does.