Neighborhood roo is making me mad.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MomMommyMamma, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know, I know, it was silly to think that we could get through the winter w/o our roo who is now 5+ mo. old crowing a whole lot (so we can get some chicks in the spring). It was all going fairly quietly for a while. He would just crow in the AM. Now, we're hearing another rooster somewhere crowing. Sounds like quite a ways away - we can barely hear him. However, my rooster is hearing him loud & clear and hollerin' back at him. Frequently. Oy. Now I'm even more worried about our neighbors complaining.
    We're in an unzoned area so we're legal, but I don't want to have angry neighbors. So far no one has said anything negative. He's not crowing until around 7 AM as far as we know. I've heard of them crowing at 4 AM though. Do they all crow that early? When does that start?
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Roosters crow at all hours of the day or night. It's what roosters do. Even when mine are not disturbed by anything they will routinely crow an hour and a half before dawn most every day.
     
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  3. PaulaJoAnne

    PaulaJoAnne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ours start at 4:30 am, so consider yourself fortunate!
    Every roo is different as to when it crows.

    The thing with being unzoned in our state, is if a neighbor complains more then once, then its a $75 fine, and you have to get rid of the noise, or face more fines.
     
  4. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hmmm - I have not heard of that but I suppose I better check it out! Who do I call?

    I was just thinking that I wonder how the other rooster owner feels. I'd love to find out who they are but I'm not sure how I could track them down. We just know it's coming from "that direction" lol.
     

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