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1. Nature of the area
2. Time of day
3. Duration & Frequency
How We Investigate Complaints of Crowing Cockerel(s)
As with any type of noise complaint, we will always try to work with the person being complained of before taking any enforcement action.
Practicable Advice to Minimising Crowing
1. Location of the Cockerel
2. Cockerels Compete
3. Cockerel Accommodation – The Coop
This Service recommends owners of cockerels do not let them out the darkened coop until 8am every day.
It is also important that the size of the coop is controlled. The coop ceiling could be lowered to prevent the cockerel throwing back its head and crowing. You may also wish to try putting a shelf up in the hen house to allow the cockerel to walk around at normal height. This helps to prevent it stretching its neck to make the crowing sound.
If you wish to complain about a crowing cockerel or have had a complaint made against you please email us at email@example.com or telephone us on 01268 882200 or write to/visit the Environmental Health Services at the Council Offices, Kiln Road, Benfleet, SS7 1TF for further assistance.