Honest to Pete, I don't know how/why my neighbors take it. I call them, and they have no complaints, but I can't stand constant crowing. I had two beautiful bbs Orpington roosters until yesterday, a black one (alpha) and a blue younger one. The blue one was crowing non-stop all day, driving me bananas. I called a BYC member who wanted him, and he came and took the loudmouth away. If I were one of my neighbors, none of whom have chickens, I'd be throwing a fit about the noise. I'm really lucky to have great neighbors.