An idea to press city to allow chickens

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by MikeWu, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. MikeWu

    MikeWu Out Of The Brooder

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    If a city does not allow chickens, neighbors would call animal service if they see or hear your chickens, especially roosters. What if we all mobilize, and use boomboxes to blast chicken/rooster sound in our backyard, and put a coop there to make it look like we have chickens inside. Neighbors would call and animal service people would show up, only to find you don't have any chickens (you unplug the boombox when they show up). You can start talking about some neighbors being hysteric and always look for trouble, etc.

    If we all do this on a regular basis, city's animal service is going to get fed up with neighbors' complaints, and either change the code, or do not show up when they call. I have some police friends and they told me they hate those complaint callers the most. Those are the most annoying people and take up lots of police time. Nice, friendly people always work out things with their neighbors and never call the cops. Cops don't hate the noise makers, they hate those complaint callers.

    So what do you guys think?
     
  2. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    it a funny idea but dunno how effective it ill be


    infact i was gonna do just this for a whole different reason


    recently i had letter saying neighbours complained about my Roo, another letter a few days ago stated complaints still comming in and an investigation is now being taken
    and if i have to loose my roo and dont loose him i will be fined £5000 yes FIVE THOUSAND UK POUNDS

    so i decided if i loose him then a boom box will be installed just to annoy the neighbours

    one thing to be carefull about is not rooster or chicken ordinance but noise ordinance as that can be seen as a crime

    so need to be carefull
     
  3. MikeWu

    MikeWu Out Of The Brooder

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    Our city noise ordinance states that from 9 pm to 7 am is quiet time, but outside that time you can do whatever you want. You can mow your grass, blow your leaf blower, even jackhammer your driveway. So playing loud music during the day is OK. If your city ordinance allows music during the day, then boombox can be played during the day, whatever sound you play.
     
  4. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    same here, and the issue im having mith my roo is 5am crowing witch is quite time

    so i will be blasting it every min through out the day during normal time
     
  5. MikeWu

    MikeWu Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you keep the rooster inside your garage at night, and only release after 7-8 am? That's what I did, but one of my neighbors still called animal service. I did not violate noise ordinance, but violated animal ordinance. That's why I plan on not violating any ordinance, but make a point to the city and to the neighbor.
     

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