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kitelover110 Feb 21, 3:55 p.m.
Sounds like too many people have become "citified" (read "displaced yankees). I like to hear the early morning crowing of my neighbors rooster - brings back memories from my early childhood. More and more people are chosing to raise chickens for eggs and food - good for them!!!!
more cowbell Feb 21, 12:57 p.m.
Go to any school in the area and take a poll on where kids think chicken comes from. In Vance County there were mixed reviews; most kids said checken comes from the grocery store. The rest said, KFC.
more cowbell Feb 21, 12:53 p.m.
In fact most farmers do not keep roosters because they do want their eggs to be fertilized. Perhaps a little sex education is in order? Just saying.
Don't you mean, "they keep the roosters separated from the hens because....."
Don't know where you grew up but most farmers I grew up with had roosters but was smart enough to keep them separated from the hens.
more cowbell Feb 21, 12:49 p.m.
Next thing you know, they will try and outlaw strip clubs and head shops in Cary.
gcannon Feb 21, 12:02 p.m.
I grew up on a farm in the 50's and 60's and we had several roosters in the chicken pen close to the house with many hens ... all seemed to be happy, especially the few roosters that we had. They never bothered me ... In fact, it was good to hear the old boys distinctive crow. I now live in Wendell and a few years ago my neighbor had some hens and a rooster in his fenced back yard. I enjoyed hearing the rooster crow ... it reminded me of growing up on the farm. I was somewhat disappointed when the local authorities told my neighbor that he had to get rid of the rooster and his hens.
Bewitched Feb 21, 11:09 a.m.
"How is this any different than people who have dogs barking all day/night? Can they be fined too? They are definately a problem on my street."
It isn't, and yes they can be fined. You have to call Animal Control to file a noise complaint.
dontstopnow Feb 21, 10:56 a.m.
funny huh rebel? Was most likely the only issue they knew how to handle and they didnt do it to well...;)
Rebelyell55 Feb 21, 9:38 a.m.
Ain't ya proud of how they handle the tough issues of today?
anews77 Feb 20, 6:59 p.m.
whoever complained needs to be banned....just saying....
ripetomatoes Feb 20, 4:55 p.m.
I would opt for the sound of any bird singing instead of a car horn any time day or night.
CaptainSpleen Feb 20, 4:41 p.m.
And that's what I get for being in a hurry. So while roosters aren't illegal, it's a misdemeanor if they're a nuisance. So if enough people complain, the owner could still be forced to axe the rooster.
Sherlock Feb 20, 4:25 p.m.
The problem was handled by Sunday dinner, KFC way.
fisunt Feb 20, 4:16 p.m.
Man talk about the lack of education in this country. You do not need rosters to have eggs. You only need roosters to have fertilized eggs in order to have chicks. In fact most farmers do not keep roosters because they do want their eggs to be fertilized. Perhaps a little sex education is in order? Just saying.
CaptainSpleen Feb 20, 4:00 p.m.
You'd think the lawmakers would know about their own laws. Or be able to spend 30 seconds to search. Raleigh City Code Section 12-5007:
(o) No person shall keep or maintain, or permit the keeping of, on any premise, owned, leased; occupied or controlled by such person, any animal or fowl otherwise permitted to be kept which, by habitual or frequent sound, cry, howling, barking, squawking, meowing or other noise, shall disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of any person.
zoso62 Feb 20, 3:38 p.m.
How is this any different than people who have dogs barking all day/night? Can they be fined too? They are definately a problem on my street.
Terkel Feb 20, 3:14 p.m.
uh huh, that's some bold neighbor. Just sayin'...;-)
Desiderata Feb 20, 3:14 p.m.
People in general are pathetic . You wishy washy city types do not want to hear a rooster crow,BIG TICKLE! Maybe whom ever has them had a chicken that lays eggs for them to eat, .chickens and others can be considered others pets..If you don't like to hear things like a rooster crow.GO BUY AND USE EAR PLUGS! Both my neighbors have chickens/roosters. I may not enjoy them, but I am a good neighbor to not take away something that brings them joy/food. As I have horses, dogs and cats, all well cared for and I would not want my neighbors to ask me to give any of them up because of the sound that they make , a GOD given natural voice...GEESE! Some people are pretty petty ...get a live, will you!
dontstopnow Feb 20, 3:11 p.m.
I agree with bluecanary. I have 19 roosters and about 130 chickens and all 19 of those roosters crow every morning. :) Yes I live in the country and I am one of those self-sufficient healthy food people that raises my own groceries and meat. So everyone can oooo and aaaaahhhh all they want to, but lets compare food bills sometime! :) And I bet mine tastes a lot better too.....
Leave those roosters alone.
Reformed Liberal Feb 20, 3:09 p.m.
As long as the rooster don't crow at my bedroom window I don't have a problem. Don't create a problem that is not there.
iron fist Feb 20, 2:42 p.m.
If you make one little sound around them, THEY CROW
No they don't
iron fist Feb 20, 2:40 p.m.
without roosters you have no chickens no chickens no eggs no chicken wings
Cock a doodle doo Feb 20, 2:33 p.m.
I found this out a few months ago on a submission to See Click Fix, my neighbor has a cok that wakes me up every morning. It has gotten ridiculous; I discovered that it is totally legal!
bluecanary Feb 20, 2:30 p.m.
Really? People are complaining because their neighbors have roosters? I grew up listening to roosters crowing. Know what that sound means? Free eggs. If more people would spend time trying to be self sufficient by raising their own food instead of worrying about going into debt buying stuff they don't need to impress people they don't like, this country would be a better safer place. I bet the same neighborhoods with the yuppies crying about the loud rooster are some of the ones where they put you in jail for growing food in the front yard, too. Serious first world problems, SMDH.
Whookneww Feb 20, 2:25 p.m.
NeilNBob, well said!
slaterric Feb 20, 1:59 p.m.
Regarding “Assistant City Manager Daniel Howe said the city received one complaint in Boylan Heights through SeeClickFix. The city sent a community resource officer to ask the owner to do something about the noise. Howe said the city hasn’t received any more complaints. How the issue was handled is unknown.”
- They were told to either get rid of the rooster or face a fine.
Billfisher Feb 20, 1:55 p.m.
Hot dog, Let's start fighting 'em!
IPayYouPay Feb 20, 1:50 p.m.
If you make one little sound around them, THEY CROW! It's irritating and a nuisance. They really should be on the farm, not in the city - city sounds are bad enough now we want constant crowing. Really?
xxxxxxxxxxxxx Feb 20, 1:42 p.m.
"The City of Raleigh, hard at work doing the truly important duties of local government"
I'm sure you'd think it was pretty important if your neighbors had roosters crowing.
UpChuck Feb 20, 1:39 p.m.
"I own a 18 lb Cairn Terrier and a 55 lb Pit mix and my Cairn is more dangerous. Just saying."
That's what I hear, but kind of like race-related crime statistics, we never want to believe that it could actually be the truth.
Bewitched Feb 20, 1:19 p.m.
Well that answers a question I've had for awhile - I live in a neighborhood in North Raleigh (off of Six Forks) and SOMEONE has a @$&*^$#@&^ rooster that does not shut up, alllllll day long, and it is LOUD. If I knew for sure who it belonged to I would complain! But it's hard to pin down and I don't want to go tromping through the neighbors' back yards.
The Anti Hans Feb 20, 1:04 p.m.
The City of Raleigh, hard at work doing the truly important duties of local government ...
Whookneww Feb 20, 1:01 p.m.
I was waiting for the answer of a Pit Bull, but I commend you for saying improperly trained/abused. Most people blame the breed in general not the owner. I own a 18 lb Cairn Terrier and a 55 lb Pit mix and my Cairn is more dangerous. Just saying.
Glass Half Full Feb 20, 12:59 p.m.
Roosters may not be considered illegal, but let a neighbor complain, and they might as well be. You'll be told by a city inspector to get rid of your rooster or face fines.
Geez Louise Feb 20, 12:56 p.m.
"And what exactly is a "dangerous dog"?"
--How's this: Any dog not in full control by its owner.
AFSC426X3 Feb 20, 12:56 p.m.
The city of Raleigh has nothing better to do?
UpChuck Feb 20, 12:51 p.m.
"And what exactly is a "dangerous dog"?"
Obviously, from most of the dog attack reports, a pit-bull or some other strong jawed, improperly trained / abused dog.
Gork Feb 20, 12:41 p.m.
Man I'm glad they got this handled! Just like Mississippi...
Whookneww Feb 20, 12:39 p.m.
And what exactly is a "dangerous dog"?
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03