My neighbor is upset that I DON'T have a rooster!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Coykoi, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. Coykoi

    Coykoi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2016
    Before I got the chicks I talked with my neighbors to make sure everyone was OK with it (and a bribe of free eggs doesn't hurt my cause either!). My neighbor to the East was so excited, saying that she loved to hear "chee-chee-chee". She's 93 and from Ukraine, so I interpreted that to mean the cheeping and clucking of hens. I made sure that she and the other neighbors knew that a rooster was NOT part of my plan.

    Today, I found out that "chee-chee-chee" translates to "cock-a-doodle-doo!". She wanted a rooster so she could hear him crow and was sad that I only (hopefully for me and the rest of the neighbors) got hens. I guess she interpreted "no roosters" as "yes, rooster".

    I have to hope that the egg song satisfies her desire to hear "chee-chee-chee". I was a little worried about the noise that the girls will make, especially as the coop is the closest to her property. Now, no problems!
  2. bookwormofdune

    bookwormofdune Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2015
    Lol. My next door neighbor wanted me to get a rooster as well. He said he wanted to feel like he's back home. The neighbor behind them has atleast one roo and he and his wife love the crowing.
  3. Coykoi

    Coykoi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2016
    That's what she wanted too. There's at least two within earshot, so if my one suspect chick turns out to be a roo, I'm less concerned that she'll rat me out. Our county has banned crowing birds, but as long as the lot is above 10,000 sf, the authorities turn a blind eye.

    Our center of town is famous for its free-range chickens (mostly roos that I suspect were "rehomed"), so its funny when someone moves in then complains about the noisy chickens.
  4. Nineplus5

    Nineplus5 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 30, 2016
    Western Wa
    Quote: She was 20 in 1943. The crow of a roo sounded like a dinner-bell (breakfast bell for eggs [​IMG])

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