So apparently my new neighbor has been complaining about my birds on facebook. Apparently my 6 birds are keeping her daughter awake ALL night! I have 2 cockerels & 4 Pullets. The cockerels don't crow & the girls are not even laying yet. The coop is situated opposite our bedroom. You can step outside at 3AM & ...... Silence! They don't even make a single audible sound at night! I know, I often stay up all night & check them during the night! They are just asleep on their perch. I really don't need these ******** to be doing this, I live in a UK town, & whereas it is legal to keep chickens, I'm worried the boys will get taken away if there is a noise complaint. We have kept cockerels before, once they start crowing they begin their indoor lives & are let out daily in the garden with the hens. So that has previously prevented noise nuisance. These neighbors have this bloody dog which keeps attacking our fence snarling & barking. The smell of the **** things wee & poo is all you can smell up the side of our house since it goes the loo right on the concrete on the other side of our fence. It goes for our dogs, our cat, our birds if they get too close..... Yet I don't complain! This is at all hours. On new years Eve the man stuck his head over the fence saying he wanted to use our bin & the landlord had said he could borrow it. It annoyed me that the landlord had said he could borrow the bin without asking us first. Either way, he was told "Sorry mate, they are both full". Apart from that we haven't spoken since we moved in. They slam windows etc when I'm in the garden. I just don't know what the problem is. My other neighbor says he doesn't hear a thing & the birds are much nearer to him on the other side of his fence! What the hell can I do if they make a formal complaint? Unlike some parts of the U.S.A, the UK councils don't care, if they get a complaint they just follow it & won't listen to any reasoning or bother to take the time to see proof.... they just tell you to get rid of it! These neighbors clearly dislike the fact that we keep rabbits, chickens & quail.... Well boohoo to them. Its not like we are unreasonable, none of our animals ever make half as much noise as their bull terrier (which I am terrified will break though the fence & rip our birds apart before our dogs can stop it). Again, if it breaks through the fence, there isn't a U.K law to stop it, you have to just phone the police & wait 2 hours for them to get there.... If you act yourself you are breaking the law by harming the dog. So, even if it tries to rip your arm off, you are not allowed to harm the dog! Stupid U.K laws aren't they? Did you know your not allowed to properly protect yourself against an attacker? You have to "Phone the Police"... and wait.... and wait.... by which time you are dead. You can't tackle a burglar you have to "Phone the Police". And the police services are terrible. The police are not helpful & are only interested in making sure there is as little paperwork as possible! They take forever to arrive in an "emergency". They usually find something tiny to arrest you for that has been mentioned while you are trying to explain to them what has happened, Then when you get annoyed by the terrible attitude that is facing you they claim you are hostile and arrest you anyway. Back to the subject: The coop is situated about 25ft from our bedroom & about 40 ft from her house. Its an old converted shed with one window at the front meshed with chicken wire. Also I am positive about how silent my birds are at night. Even in the day they are very quiet, no squawking etc. Its a very peaceful flock right now. We have never had any complaints before about any of our animals. Everything is kept clean & most people like the idea of keeping chickens. It just these neighbors. DH warned me they were gobs***es before we moved, but I didn't realize just how awkward they were going to be. Anybody else with similar issues, past or present?