Neighbors are complaining!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hrsuperstar, May 24, 2018.

  1. hrsuperstar

    hrsuperstar In the Brooder

    Dec 20, 2017
    Hey my chicken peeps! I have two backyard chickens in San Mateo CA. Recently one of my ladies has been naming noise in the morning (let's say 6 am) and when we come out to open to coop we have a neighbor who is yelling out her window to "Shut those chickens up!". She has not reached out to us (it is a apartment complex so I'm not sure which one she is in) and I am concerned that she is going to complain. I don't want to be THAT neighbor that is disturbing the peace but I also love our girls. I feel in a bind. Any suggestions?
  2. Creteloc

    Creteloc Songster

    Sep 29, 2017
    Northern Utah
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  3. Saaniya

    Saaniya Crowing

    Aug 31, 2017
    Ahahaha it's normal they show their happiness I will shoot those neighbors :lau
    But u can do something
    Let them be in dark till u open the coop usually roosters are noisy in the morning
    U sure u have hens?:fl
  4. kwhites634

    kwhites634 Slow hands & an easy touch

    I agree with keeping them dark longer. It's surprising that they're making enough noise to disturb anyone. The only time I hear from mine is after they've laid an egg, and then not for very long. Maybe if you gave the neighbor a dozen eggs once in a while, or a pair of shooter's earmuffs.
  5. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Being that she's yelling out a window making as much or more noise than your hens handling the issue more like a circus monkey than a human being....i wouldn't worry about it. Heck i'd get out there and cluck along with them. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.;)
  6. RWise

    RWise Songster

    Dec 25, 2012
    Oakhurst Oklahoma
    My girls can be loud before laying an egg, my oldest girl will sing for an hour, then lay her egg, and sing for another 20 minutes or so,,, She is not as loud as my foghorn rooster, but he is louder than the others.
    You might review your local noise laws,,,, the city near me says you can have a rooster,, but another law says it cannot make noise. Guess which one prevails?
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Your allowed Chickens in an apartment?...I'm so surprised. I'm from Canada..I guess only in America...:idunno..Here the Bylaw would be at a persons door and charges would be laid..
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  8. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2017
    My Coop
    I live in America and I wouldn't think chickens would be allowed in an apartment either.
  9. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Crowing

    May 8, 2017
    Eastern Connecticut
    Agreed.... Even when I lived in Eastern Washington... which is really rural, outside of Spokane, I don't think you would have dreamed of doing that.
  10. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    I think they were saying the apartments are behind them
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