I am coming here to ask Rooster owners how to handle my neighbor, I do not personally own a Rooster and have nothing against a neighbor owning a Rooster, chickens or any other poultry or livestock but I have a problem with a neighbor being irresponsible and un-neighborly. I am not "uppity" and have lived in NH all my life, in the current neighborhood for almost 12 years with no problems with this neighbor until they got a Rooster that crows loudly and obnoxiously repeatedly from 5:00am until 8:30 pm almost daily. Weekends they are home and tend to do a better job of quieting the rooster before 7am because *they* want to sleep but don't care about those in the neighborhood who are not early risers and when they leave early on weekdays they have no regards for anyone else in the neighborhood and unfortunately some of us work from home offices and others work nights. This is a residential neighborhood with no farms and homes are close together on small lots and abutting a major highway. The Rooster is louder than any traffic going by on the highway and we have to turn up our televisions loud to drown out this LOUD Rooster. We tried being neighborly and asking for cooperation and also sent a letter, no luck. Has turned into a heated conversation over the phone. We have already reported this to the local animal control officer (who is very busy and says she will get to it soon) & local Police who say they will do nothing because our town has no noise ordinance but said we are free to give them a taste of their own medicine with making our own noise. These people are not only un-neighborly but are cruel to the Rooster by putting on a dog shock collar. We were first alerted by online posts from another neighbor that neighbors with the Rooster were using a dog shock collar to quiet the Rooster and quite honestly we did not believe it until we saw it with our own eyes and when the Rooster owner openly admitted to using the shock collar on their Rooster. We used binoculars to see the Rooster and there was indeed something around its neck and the animal had been sounding very sickly when it screamed/cried for days. It appears that they do remove the shock collar for periods of time but using binoculars it looks like there are missing feathers or some injuries on the neck of the animal but again, it is hard to tell from a distance and using binoculars. The owner calls the Rooster one of her "children" and stated that she has been using the shock collar on her Rooster but only removed it when her Rooster got sick and had irritations on its neck and throat, her words. Neighbor says there is no way she will get rid of her "child"/Rooster. Before you tell me to deal with the noise of the Rooster because there is no noise ordinance just keep in mind that we are good neighbors, who are quiet and have no problems with them having all the other chickens, it is just the one loud Rooster. I would like to hear from all of you who own Roosters and what your opinions are of the situation and your advice on how to proceed. I can tell you that we are either going to proceed with causing our own repetitive noise disturbances and give them a taste of their own medicine or take them to court? What's your advice? Thanks in advance!