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Roosters in urban areas

over 1 year ago

In response to noise complaints we have had about roosters over the past few years, Council is wondering whether it should introduce rules around keeping roosters in urban areas within the Western Bay of Plenty District Council area. For example, banning them from being kept in urban areas. What do you think? Have you got any other ideas for Council to consider?

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  • tkj over 1 year ago
    ban all roosters. The next door life style has heaps and they start crowing at 3am in the morning. They are housed within 25 metres of our bedroom , we cannot have our windows open at night.
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  • Tina over 1 year ago
    Changing times, urban community are encroaching rapidly on the rural community. We have roosters, ducks, peacocks, doves, pigeons, all either released, live, co habit in some way with our equally diverse human neighbours. Maybe a license to breed the next generation of poultry/specialist breeds/family pets, (like dogs licenses) by law needs to be developed similar to the bees. We humans keep adapting the environment.
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  • sleeper over 1 year ago
    They should be banned , or at the very least rooster owner has to get permission from adjoining neighbors to have 1 only.
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  • Tiptoe over 1 year ago
    Roosters should be banned from urban areas as their "early morning wake-up calls" are rather loud and tend to wake people up early. There would be no such thing as a "lie-in" on a Saturday or Sunday if they were living next door to you.
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  • maggiemae over 1 year ago
    The noise from roosters in early morning in particular carries a long way. Keeping of roosters is not appropriate for this reason.
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    • karazz over 1 year ago
      They should be banned from small lifestyles. Perhaps allow one for 10 hectares are more, if neighbors agrees.
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  • karazz over 1 year ago
    Roosters should only be allow to be kept if property is 10 hectares or more. Roosters would need to be housed at night away from any boundary that has another person residing near it. A distance needs to be set. They need to be housed in a closure to deaden the noise at night and not let out until 7 am. The number of rooster should be set at one per property.
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  • Robtek over 1 year ago
    This should be around nuisance level if you check with your neighbors and they don’t mind have one if the rooster drives them nuts, then sorry no rooster.
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  • Darbs over 1 year ago
    I am in favour of banning them. We have multiple roosters next to us and they start from 3.30 am which isnt fair on us or all of the neighbours around us. If there was a way to stop them crowing so early I wouldnt have an issue with them.
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  • Colin Hewens over 1 year ago
    Roosters in urban areas should be kept inside at night in an area where they cannot lift their heads to crow until they are let out at say 7 am.
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