Please quiet your rooster

PARMA, N.Y. (AP) - August 16, 2010

Now, a couple in upstate New York is being ordered to quiet their pet rooster.

Authorities warn Ruth and David Blodgett they could face a ticket for Blackie's crowing at dawn.

A neighbor has complained.

The couple notes they live on nearly 50-acres and a rooster is part of country life.

But officials say it takes more than a few chickens to be considered a farm.

So, the Blodgetts don't qualify for an agricultural noise exemption.

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