A LORRY driver faces a court battle over her noisy roosters allegedly waking neighbors at 4 a.m. for years.
Jess Marson, 33, was unable to alleviate the disturbance after being issued a restraining order to limit the noise.
She calls herself the “crazy chicken lady” and says she can’t imagine life without them or the rest of her animals, including geese, goats and a named belly pig. Brian.
But neighbors say they have caused a nuisance in the three years since they first complained to Kirklees council in West Yorkshire in 2019.
One resident said in a witness’ account: “The noise from the roosters crowed affected and continues to affect our daily lives.
“This is not just a single bird that crows from time to time, but many are kept in captivity.
“Typically, when one bird starts, other birds will join in with near-constant, simultaneous, or consecutive crowing.”
The Manchester Evening News (MEN) reports neighbors say their “health” has been affected and their “enjoyment” of their garden ruined.
The resident added: ‘The birds were flying straight towards, and almost the height of our bedroom window, about 120m away.
“Over time, the number of birds in captivity has increased, exacerbating the problem.
“We believe at least six roosters have been kept and possibly 10 or more since 2019.”
Jess, who has a background in animal rights, faces a day in Kirklees magistrates court.
She told MEN: “I love these roosters. I don’t have children so these animals are like my ‘children’.
“Obviously it’s not pretty when you’re woken up but this is semi-rural and I rent land from a local farmer.
“I went crazy when I heard there was a complaint. I wanted the person involved to see me personally instead of making a complaint through the council.
“I’ve had anti-crow collars fitted to the cocks’ throats that tighten their passages and dampen the sound and I think that made all the difference.
“I did it on all of them but it worked better on some of them than others.
“The council wanted me to put them in a dark box but I think that’s cruel.”
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17652474/woman-court-cockerels-noise/ Woman, 33, faces court battle after noisy roosters ‘wake up angry neighbors waking up at 4am for years’