Rooster debate in North Texas town

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by skya328, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. skya328

    skya328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH found this on the local news station's website today. I hadn't heard about it until now. I just thought I'd pass it along.

    http://www.wfaa.com/video/index.html?nvid=321455

    I'm sure this debate happens all over the country. Luckily we don't live within any city limits. If we did, the neighbors may not like our 3 cockerels learning how to crow! [​IMG]
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    This is why I will never live within city or town limits, and I will never live in an area with covenants.
     
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
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    Makes me gald I live out in the country. Besides, roosters crowing are no louder than dogs barking. [​IMG] Some people will complain about anything.
     
  4. rozmiarek

    rozmiarek Out Of The Brooder

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    I dunno how I feel about that one. I live in the city. I've got three hens, but I think roosters are a different matter.

    Actually, I think any noise complaint needs to be taken seriously, whether it's a barking dog, a crowing rooster, or a loud stereo. I would be bummed to live next door to any of those.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Noise complaints should be based upon the loudness, which can easily be measured in decibels, not the cause.

    Thus, if your rooster crowing/dog barking/music/power tools don't exceed xxx decibels when measured at the edge of your property you shouldn't have a problem. And if they do, you do.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Well put.
     

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