Ok just need to vent before I a neighbor! So I have these neighbors who are "city folk" Not to mention a bit odd in many ways but thats besides the point. Were in the burbs and chickens ARE allowed. So I have my chickens free roam in my back yard. all fenced in 6 ft fence, however its shadow box on their side (their fence) and the 4 chicks (3 weeks old) would go thru the fence and wander. Yes I know they shouldnt but they did. So I catch the 18 yr old boy kicking at and stomping near my chicks! So I start blocking the ways the chicks gained access to their yard. The boy is now banging on my door. saying the chicks have been in his yard again 3 times today and hes getting sick of it. really? They are chicks what are they hurting in your over grown back yard you never use except to take your dog out for 40 seconds to crap. Now suddenly your using your yard 3 times today? If anything they would improve that yard by eating some of the over growth. They have lived there for 4 yrs now and NEVER use the yard. Not that my chicks should be in their yard. But there is NOTHING they can hurt. So I tell him I will take care of it and to please not traumatize my chickens they had been through enough. ( raccoon attack 2 days prior killing off half my flock) So I spend the next day putting hardware ire all along the fence to keep my chicks in my yard. So all had been quiet...Until my roosters started crowing! Now the sister is yelling out the window curse words at the roos. This is oh lunch time not 5 am! Mind you I have 5 kids ages 13 to 1 1/2 not what they need to hear. Besides do ya really think a roo is gonna listen?? Nope. So tonight Ill bring my roosters in so they dont crow to early. And Im looking to rehome them. Id cull them but they are banties and silkies so not my idea of chicken dinner. I had them up for auction here, no luck, I tried craigs list twice (both times they were flagged & taken down) Who knows why. But Ill keep looking. Just needed to vent!