My neighbour purchased 4 chicks for laying eggs. although we are zoned as a rural residential, which does not allow livestock, we had no issue with it. Turns out two of those are barred rock roosters and they not only crow in the morning, but anytime they feel threatened. they let them free range on a 1 acre lot. I spoke to my neighbour about my concerns (as the pen is right under our window) and explained that we didn't mind the hens, but the roosters were a problem. She looked straight through me like I didn't exist. I am trying to give her the benefit of the doubt and contacted the township to enquire about the zoning of my property (ours is the same) and was categorically told to file a complaint. I still want to give my neighbour the chance to keep her hens, and I have written to request that she remove the roosters by Dec. 31 or I will contact the town. I would like to think that I am being reasonable (I even offered to have them relocated to another friend's farm that is zoned for livestock), but how would you feel to receive such a letter (non threatening, factual but direct).. This has been going on for about 4 months and we are reluctant to take this next step. Are roosters required to keep hens? Anyone?