How to minimise noise

Advice on cockerels

  • It is important to ensure that the cockerel is located as far away as possible from neighbouring properties.
  • Keep the coop as dark as possible to minimise early morning crowing as a cockerel will crow when light enters the coop.
  • It may be possible to sound insulate the coop to reduce the noise impact on neighbouring properties. However it is important to ensure that there is adequate ventilation for the bird.
  • Do not let cockerels out of the darkened coop until a reasonable hour.
  • Where more than one cockerel is kept or others are located in the immediate area this is likely to lead to cockerels competing with each other. This can increase the amount of crowing considerably.