I like the way a rooster crowing sounds, however I am not allowed to own one in New Orleans. Not that this law is obeyed by many people here. But since Hurricane Katrina we have new people in the city that will report rooster owners. I have been reported once, years ago for a large size fowl rooster (you get 15 days to re-home). I don't want to be reported again, but this Bantam cockerel was saved from a major hurricane (no one claimed him and he and his bantam mom were in harms way) so I took them in 2 days before the hurricane hit. I have fallen in love with them both and am hoping to keep them. Before Hurricane Katrina most people had chickens and ducks in their yards. No one complained about the noise or crowing.They can crow at any old time. It's irritating but normal. If you have the room, you might want to move your coop further away from the house.m
One area of the city fought back when the newbies starting complaining about the neighborhood Peacock and got their neighborhood zoned as a bird sanctuary so Mr. Peacock could stay.