Hello, I'm a dreaded neighbor who does not enjoy the noise a rooster makes. I don't like hearing it all day long, but I can deal with it. At 5.00am I cannot. I do not understand how someone living in suburbia can allow their roosters to crow this early. City ordinance or not, it just simple common courtesy to keep your animals quiet when people are trying to rest. I've read many posts on this board about people dealing with complaints and most are extremely defensive. I just don't get it. To me it is irrisponsible and inconsiderate to allow this. If you cannot or will not control your animals you should not be allowed to own them. I'm posting here because when I confronted my neighbor about her noisy birds (for which there is an ordinance) she gave me an earful and sighted many of the same nonsense excuses I've read on this board (excepting the occasional voice of reason) and rudely told me where to go. So before I take my complaint to the city, how can the keeping of 50+ chickens (including roosters that crow before 5.00am) on a less than one acre lot be justified? Would not even chicken fanciers agree this is bad manners?! I do not understand how any reasonable person could believe this is OK. Thanks...I needed to vent.