Roosters can keep crowing after court rules against neighbours noise complaints
A rooster in Vaud can keep crowing after a court ruled in his favour, rather than his neighbour, who'd complained his neighbours chickens were making too much noise.
The businessman from Zug, who had a second home in the Villard valley, above Montreux, was ordered to pay over CHF36,000 in court costs.
24 Heures reports that the case dates back to 2010 when new neighbours moved in and installed a chicken coop, with two roosters and thirty chickens.
The commune had given them permission to keep the birds, as long as there were no more than 2,000.
After several years of failing to resolve the case, including the businessman serving a notice demanding almost 100,000 francs in damages for devaluing the value of his house, the District Court of Vevey ruled in the roosters favour.
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