How do you suggest we handle a rooster complaint? My 11yo daughter hatched chicks, raised them and they are now outside in a coop. We gave three roosters away, and are left with 4 hens and one roo, all barnyard mix. According to our county laws, we are allowed chickens. County laws state that lots under 40,000sf cannot have a rooster, and lots over that may have 32 chickens per acre, with nothing specified about roos. We could, theoretically, have over 100 chickens on our 3.5 acres. We have only one neighbor, they loves chickens, plan to get some themselves and has no complaints. They have only one neighbor on the other side who has commented on the roo, but no complaints. They have a neighbor who has lodged a complaint. He has fought with my husband on another issue regrading their dog, took us to court over it, lost, fined and got a severe reprimand from the judge. The county clerk said we should fight the complaint as it is clearly vengeance. I am very hesitant about another court hearing. My daughter loves Lord Aster, yes they are all named, and wants to keep him. His complaint is we are disturbing the peace. If we don't pay the fine and get rid of Lord Aster, then we have to go to District Court. Any suggestions on how to defend this apart from 1. the fact we legally may own up to 100 chickens 2. the distance from our coop to his house is doubtful that the rooster is a disturbance, he can possibly hear the rooster when he is outside, but not in his house. I used to love hearing Lord Aster crow, reminding me he is out there taking care of his gals. Now I am stressed and dreading having to go to court. Any suggestions on how to handle this?