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Angry Swedes push for noisy cock curfew
The rooster in the picture is not the rooster mentioned in the article.

Angry Swedes push for noisy cock curfew

Published: 06 Nov 2012 10:01 GMT+01:00
Updated: 06 Nov 2012 10:01 GMT+01:00

The neighbours in Luleå told the local paper Norrländska Socialdemokraten (NSD) that the cockerel stands near the fence and crows “more or less all day long.”

Despite the animal's owner maintaining that the cockerel’s calling is no more disturbing than a barking dog, the neighbourhood remains divided over the issue.

While five families argue the noisy bird is a nice contribution to the area, three other families are adamant poultry protesters.

To put a stop to the rooster riot, the local council’s environmental office (miljökontoret) has stepped in and drafted two proposals for how to deal with the complaint.

The first suggestion is that the owner can keep his hens, but lose the rooster.

The other would allow the owner to keep the cock, but bans the animal from the area between May 15th and September 15th as well as imposing a strict curfew on the rowdy rooster, requiring hime to remain indoors from 7pm until 9am.

The two proposals have been sent on to the next instance, the environmental council (miljönämnden), where officials will decide which of the two solutions will be best for everybody.

In 1995, the municipality decided to impose restrictions on the keeping of poultry in residential areas. To keep a rooster now requires both a permit issued by the local authorities and the consent of the neighbours. However, anyone can keep up to five hens without a permit.

The local authorityl decides on each permit application on a case to case basis.

Göran Öhman, head of the local environmental council, thinks it will be interesting to see what the outcome ultimately will be:

“We have had these discussions before and then it has been decided that roosters have no place in the city. But it will be interesting to see what is decided,” he told NSD.

The council will decide on the fate of the crowing cockerel at a meeting on Thursday.

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Your comments about this article

12:46 November 6, 2012 by JulieLou40
A bit of rat poison should do the trick, surely?
14:26 November 6, 2012 by occassional
Middle Eastern habits and practices creeping in fast even in remote Luleå. Come Eid, the big cock is going to have him axed on the picket. The rooster I mean. As one does.
02:48 November 7, 2012 by Sven-Ingvar
Always has neighbors with hens including roster. Seemed quite popular in my local town and never heard anyone complain?

Find it quite pleasing fresh air, a a cock crow in the morning. The eggs taste like nothing you can buy. Kids seem to benefit looking after them as well

They are also the best waste disposal "units" one can own.

Before you plant have the hens clean the garden and fertilise it first.

Are these city people moving to rural areas to moan? If you want a REALLY noisy bird try a peacock!
09:54 November 8, 2012 by smilingjack
Firstly roosters crow anytime they like for all sorts of reasons. they have to stand up to do it. To stop them crowing early in the morning you have them locked in a hutch where they can only sit overnight.

Rat poison - dont know about chooks but it works well on dogs!

we have a similar problem in australia. you can keep a dozen barking, defecating dogs in your backyard - but cant have chooks or a goat because it unhygenic.

crazy. you dont see chooks urinating on every building and piece of furniture in stocjholm. never heard of a chook getting into someones yard and killing every living animal for chucks and giggles. but I know plenty of people who have lost the pets to puppy wuppy ( aka mindless killing barking machine ) getting into their yard.
06:34 November 9, 2012 by BorisKarloff
There is nothing worse than a noisy cock
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