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to think a cockerel doesn't belong in a built up area...

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GayByrne Thu 31-Jul-14 07:58:11

waking us up at 5am in the summer!

It's too hot to close the windows so it's either boil in the bed (and the little girl's room gets so hot) or wake at 5am...which is preferable?!

It sounds like it's in the room with us, it's that close.

We live in a village and if there were a farm nearby then I'd think so be it. But in a garden, two houses down...argh! It's SNOT FAIR!

Chanelnumero19 Thu 31-Jul-14 08:00:06

you are right. ridiculous!

i live in a row of terraced houses that back on to another row of terraced houses and the amount of people who own a dog pisses me off! who lives in a house 17 foot wide and thinks, hmm, I know what we need, a yappy little dog.

a cockerel takes the bonio it really does. my sympathies

GayByrne Thu 31-Jul-14 08:05:57

Thanks! I've only gone and posted this thread twice somehow!!

MoreBeta Thu 31-Jul-14 08:09:56

I had a cockerel lived in my garden for 4 years at my last house. Belonged to the landlord. He was an Asil, effectively a wild game bird and crowed like the road runner cartoon.

I got used to him after about 2 years. Have you never heard owls hooting - they annoy me mightily. grin

lougle Thu 31-Jul-14 08:11:35

Talk to your neighbour -if Cockerels are crated at night, they can't extend their neck enough to crow.

Lally112 Thu 31-Jul-14 08:13:24

Hahaha, I don't belong their either. I belong in the village on the outskirts of the farm I grew up on with the cockerel. Happy as a pig in shit. I think having human neighbours would annoy me more than a cockerel if I'm honest but alas, I am not everyone.

DogCalledRudis Thu 31-Jul-14 08:16:08

There was one in our area. People complained to the council about noise pollution. Cockerel was moved to a farm

hippo123 Thu 31-Jul-14 08:16:10

Depends. Is it a village or a built up area? Roughly how many houses are in the village? How far apart?

Cyclebump Thu 31-Jul-14 08:19:17

We owned chickens long before it was fashionable. As soon as the cockerels came of age to crow they were dispatched an eaten. The older ladies down the road were disappointed as it reminded them of when everyone had chickens in the war, but the other neighbours would not have wanted us to keep them.

It's ridiculous to have cockerels in urban areas.

WhatsMyAgeAgain Thu 31-Jul-14 08:20:34

YANBU. They are loud. Very loud. I was unfortunate enough to live with one who roosted outside my window. He cock a doodle dooed every hour from 1 am till about 4pm. Another one would respond a to each call.

Catch it and stew it.

GothMummy Thu 31-Jul-14 08:21:50

It really really wouldnt bother me, but I like countrysude sounds and used to keep chickens myself. If you live in the country, I would just learn to love him.

Pagwatch Thu 31-Jul-14 08:24:09

I'd love a cockerel!

YourHandInMyHand Thu 31-Jul-14 08:24:40


There is a cockerel down my street too. I live in an inner city area - what possesses people!?!

GayByrne Thu 31-Jul-14 08:30:11

I'm a rural type myself and I do love countryside noises. But, and I'm being absolutely genuine here, this sounds like it's in our room. God knows what it sounds like to the children who are at the other end of the house (i.e. closer to it).

We're in a village, a cul-de-sac of about 14 houses and I think it's 2/3 doors down from us. As I said, it sounds mightily closer when it starts first thing. It sounds like an actual alarm clock on my nightstand.

When I went to uni I was put in a room by the bell tower and got used to that after a few months, so I daresay the same thing will happen here. However, he'll stop when the mornings get darker and then in the summer I won't be used to it at all!

Thanks for your replies, crating him might be an idea!!!

GothMummy Thu 31-Jul-14 08:30:26

Yes, I think an urban area is a different case to a country village. I miss my cockeral, Mr Fox got him in the end.

GothMummy Thu 31-Jul-14 08:31:40

Never knew you could crate cockerals, genius idea!

Cleo22 Thu 31-Jul-14 08:32:34

I would love a cockerel. My neighbour has a Kookaburra! A Kookaburra that goes off at 4.20 am. It is LOUD.

atticusclaw Thu 31-Jul-14 08:41:38

Our cockerel was eaten by a fox (and we were so relieved!) We have acres of land but it was still noisy. My sister lives in a terrace and there are six on the terrace row!!!

Squidstirfry Thu 31-Jul-14 08:43:33

Haa! Kill it.

Then eat it (mmm).

juliascurr Thu 31-Jul-14 08:45:41

gah! there are some anti-social gits around (just listening to my ndn who starts with computer games/TV about 5.30 am)
deep empathy

SignoraStronza Thu 31-Jul-14 08:46:33

There is one in the garden that backs on to mine - bar a strip of allotment. Bloody thing starts to crow at 4 am. Chickens are often escaping and they get shooed out of the garden but I swear if his cock ever gets out then my gsd will be making her a acquaintance with a raw food diet!

ThatBloodyWoman Thu 31-Jul-14 08:46:57

I have a cockerel.

He is beautiful and I love him.

AmpersandRea Thu 31-Jul-14 08:58:50

I have a cockerel, he's beautiful but very loud.
We used to have a cockerel that would crow at night whenever an owl hooted, we had crowing from midnight onwards.
You have my sympathy.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Thu 31-Jul-14 08:59:11

Oh God, I know just how you feel.

We live in a town, on a bus route on an estate.

The twat neighbour 2 doors up has had 3 cocks over the years and he's had to get rid of them after we complained, what he was thinking getting the other two after the first one went, God only knows!

3.45 -4.00 am every fucking morning they'd start cocka-fucking-doodling.

So far he's not got another one, don't mind the chickens or turkey but those cocks were so fucking noisy and he was an inconsiderate tit!

ThatBloodyWoman Thu 31-Jul-14 09:19:46

I never hear our cockerel crow early o clock.
Don't know whether he doesn't or we've zoned him out.
Mind you previous cockerels over the years have never been a problem.

You will zone it out after a while .

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