We had someone from the council turn up today and told me I had to get rid of my cockerel, We live in a rural suburb but in a residential area of it. There are no by laws against having roosters here UNLESS they are a nuisance, I respect that completely and if he was waking people up in the morning I would understand it, BUT he informed me that this person has been complaining because he is annoying them during the day, This makes no sense to me. He crows every now and again during the day, I pick him up and carry him around when he does so he stops after that, Hes not constantly crowing all through the day and hes not very loud. Him crowing once or twice during the day isn't any different from a car going past or someone with loud music or even worse a barking dog, Which we have a lot of in this neighbourhood, I genunially don't see a problem with a rooster crowing during the day. Due to the earthquakes here there isn't many people living around us. I think this complaint is from a woman who lives behind us, She has spent her time living there making stupid complaints about us and a tree that's in our backyard because the 'leaves litter her roof' I love my neighbourhood and love my neighbours, Everyone on my street has commented about how they love hearing him and the girls, It makes them feel like they're in the country and it brightens up a rather ruined and depressed street. Its ONE person that has a problem with it and it seems unjustified. Do I have any rights about this or do I have to just give in and 'deal to him'