hi can anyone help we have received a letter from our local council about noise nuisance from crowing cockerels. we moved less than a year ago we live on the outskirts of a village where there are only 3 houses our next door neighbour has no problem but the one over the road has complained just after we moved in now he has reported us. we cannot hear the cockerels at night unless we are at the back of the house and you have to listen for them, he says he can hear them all night and he and his wife cannot sleep because they have to have the window open all year round. we have tried everything to keep them quiet we shut them up at night but they seem to start about 4 am and they do start when they hear my partner get up at 5.30 am to go to work. we turned our security light off so when it came on it didn't set them off i am running out of ideas to keep them quiet and do i really have to get rid of my cockerels because of one man, we live in such a rural area surely you would expect to hear noises from animals and not just domestic ones, you wouldn't complain when you live in such a rural area or why would you live there in the first place. we never had any complaints before and there were a lot more houses where we moved from because we lived in the village. it is very distressing for us and it is now having an effect on my health because we don't want to see our cockerels killed what can we do.