[Hello, Does anyone have any success stories at fighting the council to keep their cockerel? Everything I've read on the net is doom and gloom. We bought a flock of Buff Orpingtons as hens but one turned out to be a boy. Last September I was made that one of the local residents had complained to the council. I then set about building a concrete block cock house with thick soundproof insulating. When he's in you can't hear him. The council had agreed that I had done a good job but the complaints persisted and I have ended up with a noise abatement notice being served on me. We don't get him up until 8am and since having the new house built I think this aspect of the complaint has now ended but the council now claim that the noise is ongoing during the day effecting residents enjoyment of their properties. I have recorded him and he is no more annoying than a barking dog that lives down the road but people are prepared to put up with him and not a cockerel!!!!!