Haverford Comes to Shush the Rooster

Delco News Network:

HAVERFORD — Commissioners recently approved an amendment to an animal control ordinance that includes a prohibition on keeping roosters anywhere in the township.

Commissioner Jane Hall, who previously expressed concerns about a neighbor’s noisy rooster, called for banning the boisterous birds.

“I’d like to move to strike roosters from the list of permitted animals and put them on the prohibited list,” Hall said. “Roosters are in the township, and it’s upsetting to the neighbors … It’s a noise and privacy issue, people not being able to sleep.”

The new rule probably won’t please suburban chicken owners—how are they going to make new chickens without roosters?—but on the other hand, have you heard a rooster? They really are loud.