Hi everyone. Have been having a terrible time since last December. Most of my neighbours love my chickens and next door have never noticed the crowing! But the street complainer who has attacked several of my neighbours over one thing or another over the years decided it was our turn. After a sneaky call to the environmental health department (who were happy so long as the cockerels didn't go out until 9 am as this is a rural village) failed, this individual abused me in the street saying that all my chickens were going to be removed. That our cars had to go, that he was suing me as he had stepped in chicken poop (they used to free range on common land) and that he was getting some "men round" to make sure I did as he demanded. I lost my temper and said some choice things about his activities and he rushed off. I don't want trouble and have always been open to any problems that my neighbours might have and am always happy to talk things over, but the violence of his behaviour upset me badly, particularly after all the other difficulties I had been having in my private life. I now keep my chickens in the garden, have spent loads of time effort and money to make it secure and easy to clean, but I know that this person will not let the subject go (he has messed up other people's lives over nothing) I am stressed all the time and although my cockerels only crow twice a day for a few minutes, I am shaking with tension every time. I love my cockerels and can't stand the idea of trying to rehome them so I have just ordered two cockerel collars. I have never used them before and don't know if they are effective or safe or if they are cruel, but I am at my wits end. Does anyone else use them? Please advise me.