It happened. I knew it would. The neighbours complained.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by guinea fowl galore, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    I've been forecasting this for awhile now but today it happened the neighbour came over and complained about the roosters. I am aware that we have too many, an about half of them are going to be killed this weekend but I'm a chicken breeder, I need roosters. I live on a rural property so legally I am allowed to keep them but what am I supposed to do? I need some suggestions. I'm feeling quite down right now [​IMG]
     
  2. UncleTommy

    UncleTommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're allowed, nothing they can do about it so you could either 1. [​IMG] or B. Go over with a rooster, all nice and processed, and tell them that the noise has been lessened significantly, however you still have a few for breeding. Personally, I'd go with 1, but my friends tell me I have the social skills of a boulder. Plus, really, you live in a rural area, what the heck did they think they were going to get?
     
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Quote:I like this idea the best.
     
  4. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Quote:x2 [​IMG]
    Actually, it depends on how you feel about your neighbor...if you're friends, give them some eggs or a processed roo & act appropriately 'ashamed.' Ya know what? Strike that--if they were friends they wouldn't complain, living in a rural area.
    I say ignore them, or sneak over & put a "for sale" sign in their yard!
     
  5. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    He actually said he's had chickens so I think he'd be very please with free dinner. But I'm not like that, If I kill a rooster, I'm eating it.
    *sigh* this has given me soo much more work now. I'm going to have to cover all the windows in some coops and cover all the tractors with sheets [​IMG] it already takes me hours a day to tend to the chickens.
     
  6. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2011
    San Diego
    But if you're rural and you're within your rights with the roosters, you don't have to do anything - right? Unless you want to try to keep the peace, in which case a bunch of eggs could help - and perhaps that's what he's looking for.
    Good luck - complaining neighbors really stink...
     
  7. Haywire

    Haywire Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd just ignore him, but then again, if all my neighbors died in a tragic bus accident you wouldn't be able to wipe the smile off my face with a 4" putty knife.

    Ian
     
  8. RareBreedFancier

    RareBreedFancier Surrounded by Broodies

    Nov 5, 2010
    Australia :)
    If your planing on processing at least half of the roos on the weekend I'd think that would take care of the problem anyway. How many do you have and how many do you plan to keep?

    Oh and while rural might be all well and good, make sure you know your local laws. I'm on a farm but have close neighbors, the stupid local laws say I can only have up to 20 poultry total. It pays not to rock the boat to much if your over the legal numbers. I had over 60 mixed hens, roos and chicks so I did keep that in mind.
     
  9. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    Quote:err lets just say its over ten [​IMG] and I plan on keeping 5-7. I know thats a lot but I have a few different breeds.
     
  10. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To be honest the neighbors will get use to the crows. I only have one roo but he's a loud mouth. I really don't even notice any more. They will miss the crow when he's gone. Or as suggested bribe him with a few eggs. I'd personally keep your roo's. That's the real reason I moved to the country I'll get rid of my Roo at my discretion not my neighbors.
     

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