Firstly apologies for lack of paragraphs, i am on my mobile. • Housing – keep cockerels in a coop at night. Sow - shall refer to a female swine. Rural Area - area outside the designated urban area. Yes, Chicago. KEEPING POULTRY Keeping poultry If you keep poultry they must be kept in accordance with Council of the City of Gold Coast (Council) local law. Post by maz » Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:18 pm Regarding neighbours keeping chickens in their garden in a terraced house - ever growing number in their collection and the pens are getting bigger for what i think are different breeds? All you can hear from about 3.30 am is their welcome to the day. Chickens are less of an issue. The Environmental Protection Section is receiving an increasing number of complaints about crowing cockerels. Incidentally, the word ‘crowing’ is from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘crawan’, meaning a shrill noise. • Competition – where more than one cockerel is kept or others are located in the immediate area, this is likely to lead to cockerels competing with each other. Crowing cockerels can be a problem in some areas, particularly in urban or residential settings. 14. Started by rosie14 on The Hen House. This is mainly as a result of them being kept in residential built up areas, rather than the more rural locations. There is apparently no rule about keeping these birds in residential areas. They also crow all afternoon. Do any of you keep a cockerel in a residential area, how noisy are they? Attitude of Mind to Noisy Cockerels Keeping poultry in your backyard has lots of benefits and, done properly, will reduce kitchen and food waste and reward you and your garden. 6 Replies 1128 Views November 12, … Cock crowing has come to be regarded as a ‘noise nuisance’ in law. This can increase the amount of crowing considerably. An additional problem is that councils are becoming less tolerant and are likely to uphold such complaints. It is a fact of life that we all make noise whether we are talking to others or playing music. Keeping birds in a Noise from Cockerels Crowing Guidance The keeping of cockerels in close proximity to residential property is likely to lead to complaint of nuisance. I grew up and lived in Chicago until 2 years ago when we moved to the suburbs. Under these Guidelines, an urban residential area is defined as an area where the land is predominately used for housing and the size of land holdings is typically less than 3,000 square metres. cannot be said of cockerels. 15 Replies 3809 Views July 13, 2012, 12:55 by SMS6 : Limping hen - no obvious sore /cut areas Started by neenyneen on The Hen House. I am not adverse to chickens just to noise from the cockerels. Some types of noise particularly if … chickens, ducks and cockerels - what are the laws exactly? the keeping of a rooster or roosters on any land in an urban residential area. as far as practicable from neighbouring residential property. 15. noisier!). Cockerels will crow all day, starting when the sun rises, and can cause problems for neighbours. « Reply #14 on: July 13, 2012, 12:32 » We have a neighbour one side of us and have promised to get rid of the cockerel when they start crowing though that wasnt their suggestion just mine out of guilt. I have heard rumor of a limit on the number you can keep, but I haven;t found documentation of that. A family 8 houses down have turned their garden over to chickens, including more than one cockerel. As with most noisy birds, owning more than one male may cause them to become competitive (i.e. I didn't keep chickens there, but I had plenty of neighbors in the last neighborhood we lived in who had chickens, including roosters. 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