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.