I live in a city where raising chickens is permitted. I told my side neighbors before i was going to raise chickens as pets, and they were fine about it. The only question the elderly couple that lives on my left had was "will they be loud?" I told them "i dont know, we'll just have to wait and find out..." Half of a year later my chickens finally lay, and its never ending party happening in my backyard. I came over to my left side neighbor to give them eggs that i have collected for two days. The lady said "woow, thanks! are you going to be supplying me with a lifetime of eggs??? Do you guys have a rooster??????? My husband and i have been hearing non-stop '''cackling''' from them" My neighborhood is filled with dogs barking at everything that passes by their gates. It makes me wonder what difference is there between a dog barking in the middle of the night, and a chicken shouting for joy because theyve crapped out an egg during the day?? What would you guys do about it? What can i do before animal control comes over and tells me i need to get rid of my chickens?