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preparing to cull cockerels
#16
Well done. Now go and have a cuppa and a cake or a glass of something stronger and some cashews. Your lads had a nice life and a nice death. Not such a bad thing.
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#17
well done, deep breaths and a nice strong brew.
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#18
Oi!!! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' />





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<img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' /> Someone has to be their champion! You can blame Zoe - she started me off with them! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />

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#19
You should see my lovely Cobar chicks, and I've got an Amrock f1 chick too! Think it might be a boy which is great! Also f1 Brockbars! New pens going up next week, and I've had a big clean out of all the excess birds that I won't be breeding with! So I've got empty pens for more 'bar' birds! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' /> <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' /> Got a double bar Rhodebar boy and ...... and.................................. (I'll shut up now shall I! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' /> )
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#20
Have you still got Ivan?
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#21
Oh yes! Ivan is growing into a good looking boy. 'George' was in the last show, as Ivan is still a little under sized due to his age, but will probably be shown as well as George, at Nationals. Ivan has less white in his wing than George, so it will be interesting to see which one the judges go for!



He is in with all the hens at the moment, but with a dominant cock in the bunch as well (a pekin! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' /> ) who does not take any nonsense, so he is not giving the girls too hard a time! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' /> He's got a nice nature, if a bit wild. Pick him up and anyone would think he was being murdered!
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#22
Oh bless him. His sisters are exactly the same. I make a point of picking them both up at night and they make a real fuss, unless you tickle them under the chin. Couldn't show them, I would have the chicken protection people onto me!
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#23
Looks like I may to have to do the same with my other cockerels (a Cream Legbar and a Red Dorking) as one set of neighbours have complained (we are also being asked not to use our garden after 7:30pm at night, to remove apple trees, and another neighbour is being asked to get rid of her Pekin cockerel and water filter as they also make too much noise <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Sad' /> - but they can encourage their kids to play until 10pm at night and scream their heads off....).
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#24
[quote name='Claer' date='22 August 2011 - 11:14 AM' timestamp='1314008064' post='241342']

Looks like I may to have to do the same with my other cockerels (a Cream Legbar and a Red Dorking) as one set of neighbours have complained (we are also being asked not to use our garden after 7:30pm at night, to remove apple trees, and another neighbour is being asked to get rid of her Pekin cockerel and water filter as they also make too much noise <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Sad' /> - but they can encourage their kids to play until 10pm at night and scream their heads off....).

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Sounds like you have rubbish neighbours <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Sad' /> could you not box the boys at night,put them in a garage maybe?
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#25
[quote name='k9crystal' date='22 August 2011 - 10:21 AM' timestamp='1314008460' post='241345']

Sounds like you have rubbish neighbours <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Sad' /> could you not box the boys at night,put them in a garage maybe?

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We will do all we can to keep them, and I know it has to be proved they are a nusiance etc before the Council do anything. No garage, so if they were to come in they would have to go in our bathroom. One of the boys (the Cream Legbar) was due to go to a new home this summer anyway. We have kept him on since June for someone, but when we pressed them for a date they would take him, they now say they can't as they have a bird allergy!
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#26
[quote name='Claer' date='22 August 2011 - 12:34 PM' timestamp='1314012892' post='241356']

We will do all we can to keep them, and I know it has to be proved they are a nusiance etc before the Council do anything. No garage, so if they were to come in they would have to go in our bathroom. One of the boys (the Cream Legbar) was due to go to a new home this summer anyway. We have kept him on since June for someone, but when we pressed them for a date they would take him, they now say they can't as they have a bird allergy!

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They have a bird allergy?? Do they know he's not a budgie?
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#27
We thought it an odd excuse too <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Sad' /> We had hoped him going would calm things with the neighbours(even though he is a pretty quiet boy).

Today we received our letter from the Council. It states the noise is a problem in the morning, whereas we had been told by neighbours it was the evenings that were the concern and being trying to do something about that. They have never liked us, and we think this is because our offer on this house was accepted instead of that of their friends (so the lady who used to live here told us the other week). <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Sad' />

We have had chickens here since we moved in 2007 and cockerels since 2008. Nobody has ever complained before and we have kept things at roughly the same number of adult birds since 2009. However, our other lovely neighbours got a Pekin cockerel last month, and we wonder if the horrible lot think he is ours, as he can kick off a bit.

We have tried to talk to them - but how do you consult people who slam the door in your face?
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#28
There has to be an element of live and let live. If your birds are not being noisy at the crack of dawn or through the night, I would do no more. Keep the birds in until, say, 7 or 7:30 am on a weekday and 8 or 8:30 at the weekend. Write back to the council and tell them what you are doing and that you have not had any other complaints ie let them know that you are a reasonable person. Better still, ring the Environmental Health Officer and have a chat, he/she is more than likely to be receptive and will be more inclined to see your point of view.



Other people have barking dogs, screaming kids, noisy teenagers .... There is even a couple of pensioners near me who get drunk and have screaming arguments! Within reason we all have the right to lead our lives as long as we are not being unreasonable and spoiling things for others.
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#29
[quote name='PrettyandFluffy' date='27 August 2011 - 10:58 AM' timestamp='1314439102' post='241725']

There has to be an element of live and let live.Better still, ring the {Environmental Health Officer} and have a chat, he/she is more than likely to be receptive and will be more inclined to see your point of view.



Other people have barking dogs, screaming kids, noisy teenagers .... There is even a couple of pensioners near me who get drunk and have screaming arguments! Within reason we all have the right to lead our lives as long as we are not being unreasonable and spoiling things for others.

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Invite Environmental Health Officer around to do a noise assessment.
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#30
[quote name='PrettyandFluffy' date='27 August 2011 - 10:58 AM' timestamp='1314439102' post='241725']

There has to be an element of live and let live. If your birds are not being noisy at the crack of dawn or through the night, I would do no more. Keep the birds in until, say, 7 or 7:30 am on a weekday and 8 or 8:30 at the weekend. Write back to the council and tell them what you are doing and that you have not had any other complaints ie let them know that you are a reasonable person. Better still, ring the Environmental Health Officer and have a chat, he/she is more than likely to be receptive and will be more inclined to see your point of view.



Other people have barking dogs, screaming kids, noisy teenagers .... There is even a couple of pensioners near me who get drunk and have screaming arguments! Within reason we all have the right to lead our lives as long as we are not being unreasonable and spoiling things for others.

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Good post and perfectly true. My Oh frets about the egg announcements the girls make in the morning! No-one has ever said anything about it and if they did I would point out that kids kicking footballs against the fence all the live long day are just as annoying. Oh and my neighbours 2 doors down decided to have a party last weekend outside!! with music until 4am (yes that is 4am!!) so they certainly owe me one....
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