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Jasonvorhees

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Hi. We have had chicken for over a year with no obvious problems. Bought youngsters and ended up with a Cockerel. Our son sells the eggs and they are his own pets. Neighbour now taken out a court action against the noisy cockerel. We have kept him in coop and a cat basket and this is muffling him but still audible if you stand outside next to coop. Don't want to kill him as he's so friendly and keeps his girls well
 

Pork Pie

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Hi and welcome to BYC. I hope that you find an amicable resolution to the issue.

This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3 I’d suggest including your location using the guide in that link, if you have not already done so. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

Best wishes

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DobieLover

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Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.

Do you know if you are allowed to have roosters where you live? That will be the determining factor in your court case. If they are not, unfortunately, your cockerel will have to go. But please don't think that immediately means he will be culled. I too ended up with one too many cockerels. I rehomed my very friendly Delaware and he ended up with a flock of 4 ladies of his own and everyone is happy. If you start looking now, it will give you the time it takes to rehome a friendly rooster.
Wishing you and your family well in your chicken adventures.
 

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I had the same question as @DobieLover re: the ability to keep poultry and a rooster in your area. Do you know what you're legally allowed to have? I'd suggest talking to the neighbor to try to find a compromise before heading to court (perhaps finding a new home for your rooster will be enough to satisfy them).

Best of luck to you!
 

Jasonvorhees

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We stay in rural Scotland . We have no rules regarding keeping a Cockerel I'm aware of. The neighbour is just having issues with us as a whole. Environmental health say we are in the countryside it could be cows or sheep making the noise. We keep Jason caged and in coop at night so are about to check noise levels again. Hopefully neighbour will get bored. We did try and talk to him but we're ordered off his property so mediation is not possible.
 

N F C

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We stay in rural Scotland . We have no rules regarding keeping a Cockerel I'm aware of. The neighbour is just having issues with us as a whole. Environmental health say we are in the countryside it could be cows or sheep making the noise. We keep Jason caged and in coop at night so are about to check noise levels again. Hopefully neighbour will get bored. We did try and talk to him but we're ordered off his property so mediation is not possible.

Sorry about the neighbor issues. It sounds as though he's not very "neighborly" as a whole and your rooster is just the excuse he needs. You're in a tough spot.
 

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