Court rules on noisy chickenFrom correspondents in Geneva July 05, 2008 06:22am Article from: Agence France-PresseFont size: + - Send this article: Print Email A SWISS court has ordered that a chicken be locked up in a soundproof box every night so its neighbours can get a good night's sleep. The court at Ticino in southern Switzerland even stipulated that the box, in which the chicken must be kept from 10pm to 7am, should be at least eight cm thick and insulated with glass wool, , the ATS news agency reported today. The decision ends a five-year battle between the authorities in the village of Sant'Antonio and the chicken's owner. The authorities, alerted by complaints from neighbours, earlier ordered that the bird be put in a henhouse at night. The measure, however, was found to be pointless.