Neighbour complaint

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by Jrtbarbi, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Jrtbarbi

    Jrtbarbi New Egg

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    Greetings Alll
    I live in Wake County , North Carolina. I am allowed a rooster. My neighbour doesnt have the same love of chickens and roosters as I do. She is complaining about my rooster. Today she called the sheriff who paid my house a visit. Does anyone have any experience in crazy neighbours who could possibly take me to court on a noise ordinance even though livestock is allowed in my area?

    Thanks
    Barb
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Some counties require people to sign a disclosure form if the place they are moving into is near or in an agricultural zone. It basically means that they can't call and complain about farm/barnyard noise or smell.
     
  3. ChickenChaser9

    ChickenChaser9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Jrtbarbi,
    Unfortunately if your neighbor would rather handle things through the courts than through dialogue then your BEST option is to lawyer up. Once the Sherriff realizes you are serious about your chickens he is going to quickly find better things to do than service your neighbor's trifling complaints.
    If for whatever reason you feel that the BEST option is not for you...There is a no-crow collar you could try out on your Rooster. They are not expensive but I also cannot guarantee that this will work for you nearly as well as a good lawyer. Hope this helps!
    http://nocrowroostercollars.com/
     
  4. Thunder Bird

    Thunder Bird Out Of The Brooder

    You can sound proof your rooster's pen so at night or morning the crowing will be muffled. Then you can let him out when you know everyone including your neighbors are awake.

    And once you smooth out your problems, give them a few fresh eggs from your hens to make it even.

    You can sound proof your pen with newspaper, blankets, foam, but just make everything thick so that you are sure the crowing would be more muffled. Also glue any cracks or holes where a little noise could go through. It would help in other ways too.
     
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  5. poorfarm

    poorfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, a friend of mine had one pet sheep in a large lot in a town where it was allowed, and a neighbor across the street and down a house who complained and complained (claimed the sheep baaing kept her up at night!) until the town finally changed the law to make the pet sheep illegal. After much money spent on lawyer bills, my friend moved to another place.

    Here's something that may be useful; I've seen "anti-crow" collars for roosters for sale online. They sound like they would work without harming the rooster; it's worth looking into. Also, although my neighbors don't complain, I make sure I keep the roosters in the coops until at least after 8 AM, and that muffles the sound of crowing somewhat.
     
  6. IHeartPoultry

    IHeartPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Free eggs always help :lol:

    A no crow collar might help... Or you could keep him in the garage until your neighbor leaves for work...
     
  7. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are alot of post were no crow collars have hurt the roosters.
     
  8. poorfarm

    poorfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you know what the problem was? I've thought about trying one on my loud rooster. thanks!
     
  9. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Choking and strangulation(wheezing when breathing)
     
  10. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If i remember correctly its been awhile since i read those post
     

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