Rooster and distance to neighbors

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pollo Posada, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Pollo Posada

    Pollo Posada In the Brooder

    Mar 25, 2009
    Mount Airy, MD
    Approximately how close does a neighbor have to be to hear a rooster crow to the point where it is loud and annoying?

    To me, he seems loud. My closest neighbor is maybe 300 feet away. I have no neighbors around here a rooster to judge crowing at a distance. Do you think that they can hear him inside their house at that distance?

    Just wondering and worried...

  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    YES!!!! you bet they can, I have my coop/run's 500' from my house and I can hear him loud and clear. Remember that sound travels better in the dark and also does with the wind, so early morning when your boy's are gettin jiggy they can be heard up to 1 mile away.

  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    My closest neighbor is 1/4 mile away. She can hear him, but fortunately loves the sound of a rooster crowing. She's also one of my best egg customers, so I guess that helps. [​IMG]
    Where I live people don't get uptight about little things like a rooster's crow, no more than I get upset about their cows bawling when they take their calves away. The bawling goes on for at least three days straight, night and day by the way.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2009
  4. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

    Sep 4, 2008
    Over here it's a law that you can't keep a rooster unless you live at least 60m away from your nearest neighbour.

    If they still want to complain, then there's nothing they can do about it coz you're not doing anything wrong [​IMG]

    It's a pity I live in the city- I'd love some baby chicks

    But I'm not really a country girl. I'd probably freak out living in the country.

  5. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    we have 6 neighbours within 100m radius, and if they don't like my roosters crow, they can move back to town.
  6. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    Almost two miles away I can hear the "neighbors" rooster crow, when the wind is just right. We are all farmers, so no one cares about the noise.
  7. cherokeechick33

    cherokeechick33 In the Brooder

    Jul 17, 2008
    kenton, Ohio
    one of our nieghbors live oh I'd say 1/2 a mile away and well when our roosters start crowing their rooster starts crowing and well they have a "contest" it is hilarious! [​IMG]

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