Crowing cockerels

If you own a cockerel(s) you must ensure that the crowing does not cause a statutory noise nuisance. In considering whether a statutory nuisance exists the Environmental Protection Team will consider a number of factors including:

1. Nature of the area cockerels have been part of the English countryside for generations and to some extent part of country life and its charm. This is not to say that nuisance cannot be caused in the country but an odd cockerel crowing in an isolated rural location is less likely to be considered a nuisance when compared to cockerels kept in a more built up residential environments such as towns and villages.

2. Time of day It is more likely that the law will consider nuisance is being caused if your cockerel is crowing at unsocial hours, ie night, early morning or late evening.

3. Duration - It is more likely that the law will consider nuisance is being caused if your cockerel(s) are crowing for long periods. This is more likely with numbers of cockerels because the birds compete.

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