Hi, I realize everyone should be respectful of their neighbor(s), and that there is a reason "city people" are city people...and not farm people. However - it doesn't seem right to me that we cannot have any roosters due to "noise ordinances and noise prevention" out of "respect" for our neighbors. I realize everyone should be respectful of their neighbors but it seems to me that the urban chicken owners are the only ones required by law to do any respecting. If I want a ruddy rooster why can't they buy ear plugs?? We DID solve the problem because we have a friend outside of city limits and they are under their own ordinances, and she can have roosters. She said we could keep the coop at her place, and bring the hens out to "fool around" with the rooster and bring them back home - in order to have fertilized eggs to sell. I was jumping for joy until I discovered the following: The reason this thread is in this section: I just found out it is against "city ordinance" (I'm beginning to hate those two words put together) to sell chickens under 8 weeks of age to any one person unless the number of chicks exceeds or is equal to 25 birds. This means I can't hatch eggers and take them to the farmer's market to sell the chicks- that is very disappointing to me as I was looking forward to it very much. SO there's no point in doing the "rooster on friend's farm and visit with hens routine" because I can't sell them anyway unless I have 25 of them at a time! There goes my idea of breeding purebred Tolbunt Polish later on. Time to buy a farm and move I guess? But we like all the conveniences of the city. ...it's 2012, why haven't they found a way to have one's cake and eat it, too?