to reason #8 from a Rooster's Neighbor
"Awakenings - If your flock has a rooster, nobody within a hundred
yards will need an alarm clock"
... and everyone
within 100 yards will hate you!
Really, I haven't read anything so irresponsible on the internet in
ages. I like chickens, many of my neighbors have chickens and I hope
some day to build a coop and have chickens. I live on a 75 x 300 ' lot
and I can tell you that roosters are not suitable for the city or the
suburbs. My experience with roosters is they crow approximately 20-30
minutes before sunrise and then again 12 hours later and the crowings
last 5-15 minutes. Roosters are no fun for anyone within earshot who
does not keep rooster hours, 7 DAYS A WEEK, 365 DAYS A YEAR. When you
consider all of the people who work swing shift or the day shift workers
who go out on Saturday night and want to sleep in on Sunday morning,
you have a real health problem. Try surviving on 4-5 hours a night for
a few months and see how well you feel! After a few months of that bull****,
I finally called animal control and my neighbors had to get rid of their
roosters. This has happened three different times!
So please do not present the rooster awakenings as anything more thanwhat
they are – A VIOLATION OF NOISE LAWS!!!!
roosters are really noisy. It's part of their job. That is why I suggest
anyone who has neighbors within crow-shot keep only hens. Roosters are
only useful if you plan to hatch out chicks and raise them. Otherwise
there is no reason for having one. And now try and get some sleep.
L. adds her two cents
I read, while
I giggled, the response from someone who wasn't fond of hearing roosters
crowing in the
morning. I can't imagine why they irk him. I am a late sleeper, and
treat late sleeping as a sort of
athletic event, always trying to better my last time. However, when
my neighbor had a rooster in high school,
and again when we first moved to our current neighborhood, a rooster
would awaken me slightly each
morning, after which I would drop off into the deepest sleep imaginable,
comforted by the thought that I
lived in a place cosy and safe enough to harbour chickens. I much prefer
the sound of a rooster at
Oh-Dark-Thirty than the interminable sounds of leaf blowers and weedeaters,
which I feel should be banned
from this planet as dangerous to the blood pressure of homo sapiens.
we are outlawing loud early morning noise, can we include garbage