and today my rooster is going to a new home I just need to vent a little bit to people I know care about such things. While my family is supportive, they really don't "get it". I'm not angry about the fact he has to be rehomed...I always knew that was a possibility if someone complained in the neighborhood and I accept it as part of having chickens in a town setting. We are allowed to have chickens, including roosters, but they fall under the noise ordinances. All my immediate neighbors loved him and didn't have a problem with him. The ones who complained are the same pain in the you know what that turned my son in for playing in the street in front of our house! I am fairly certain now they are the same ones who turned our cars in two years ago when they were parked in front of our house. We were having a driveway put in and had to be off the area for 6 weeks while it was leveled, graveled and cemented. They also turned in our neighbors for running a pit bull puppy mill. Our neighbors have two bull mastiffs, both female and both 13 years old. So these people are not only nosey and without a life, but not too bright either. Now they have not only complained about my rooster (she knows I have chickens because she came to my Mom's estate sale and saw them), she has complained about my dogs. My dogs bark when someone comes into our yard like the postman, UPS, etc. This is why we have dogs! All the dogs in the neighborhood bark when this happens and we all like it. It tells us someone is around. I am angry over all of this. The fact that in our small close neighborhood this elderly couple chooses to call the police instead of talk directly to us just about sends me over the edge! The mean streak in me says that I will live longer on my street than they will live on this earth. Horrible I know, but I'm tired of always having to explain myself to the cops and deal with the stress. The worst part of all this...if all of this wasn't bad enough...is I am in Ohio right now, 3000 miles away! I got the phone call from my husband last night while I was laying over in St. Louis. I can't even help deal with it, my family has to! I fear the cops are going to want to see that the rooster is gone next week, which means my daughter and husband are going to have to hide a few of my chickens because I'm over my permit limit. That is another sore subject with me, lol because all 12 people around my neighborhood who have chickens do not have a permit even! The people who live next door to the elderly narks even have chickens!!! So, today my Blake, my baby boy and perfect rooster is going to live at the sanctuary that my other rooster I rehomed went. I was thankfully able to write a quick email before connecting on my flight last night and my friend was more than willing to take him today. I am happy he will have a good life but I am going to miss him terribly. I raised him from a baby and he was special. I'm both sad I'm not there to say goodbye today but also a bit happy because I don't know how I would do it Thank you for listening to me and letting me vent. The upside of this is silkiechicken is hatching some of his babies right now and I'm having my daughter put all the eggs we've collected and will collect for the next 2 weeks from my girls aside so we can hatch some more. I hope to get a least a couple pullets from the hatches so I can have a part of him with me.