Neighbourly complaints about 'Egg Songs'..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Totes Quackers, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Totes Quackers

    Totes Quackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello BYC! [​IMG]
    I was just listening to some beautiful 'egg songs' coming from my backyard and am getting worried about my neighbour who complains about EVERYTHING! [​IMG] Sure we all have one of those.. Anyone actually had complaints about their chickens egg songs? [​IMG]
     
  2. classicsredone

    classicsredone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you can win them over before they complain with some fresh eggs? My neighbors are fine with the chickens, and just asked that we don't wake them up at 4 am with rooster crows. [​IMG]
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Beauty is in the eye [or ear] of the beholder. Not everyone will agree that the sound of chickens is beautiful. That said, if local zoning allows you to have chickens your neighbor's opinion doesn't really matter does it?
     
  4. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

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    my hens are so loud sometimes, for sure it has to bug our neighbors, but then again their dogs bug us with their consistent barking, so hopefully it's a wash!
     
  5. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is how I feel. Most of my neighbors don't hear them or say anything but some of their dogs seem to bark constantly.
     
  6. triplepurpose

    triplepurpose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here there are wild chickens everywhere, so nowhere are there chicken/rooster-free neighborhoods! You can hear roosters crowing and chickens squawking, far and near, 24/7, so it becomes background noise. I trap and shoot the wild ones that venture on my property and into my gardens constantly, which helps at least to maintain a relative sort of buffer zone around our home so at least they're not right outside the bedroom window...usually...

    So understandably, I don't have much sympathy for people who are annoyed by hearing chickens... [​IMG]
     
  7. classicsredone

    classicsredone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is how I feel. Most of my neighbors don't hear them or say anything but some of their dogs seem to bark constantly.

    The dogs in our neighborhood are a LOT louder than the chickens ever are. They bark all night long sometimes. I do hear a rooster about three blocks down if I'm outside, but I can't hear him in the house.
     
  8. Pickles03

    Pickles03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The wild birds in our neighbourhood make tonnes more noise than my chickens ever could!
     
  9. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since we are allowed to have chickens I just say I'm going for it. So far my neighbors can't hear anything which is shocking considering Maude's egg song is more like an Opera.
     
  10. ketcham

    ketcham Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in the "country" and hear dogs barking all the time.I do have a neighbor behind me that has chickens and hear crowing in the summer.I like it.Now I have my own crowing to "counter"that!!! Mine free range in my yard,,,neighbors like seeing them run around.So do I!!!! Kevin ps waiting for eggs!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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