Penfield, N.Y. - Neighbors say the sound is ear-piercing and like clockwork. A rooster crowing wakes them up before dawn. At first some thought it was a car alarm or someone screeching.
But then they discovered their newest neighbor is a rooster named Blackbeard.
Blackbeard's owner, Amy Doohan, says she was told she could have chickens and roosters as long as they were kept within 100 feet of the property line.
That's news to neighbors who say the rooster is a nuisance.
Not all neighbors are complaining. John Nania says he met the rooster and has no problem with it. He doesn't hear it crowing.
Some neighbors said they called animal control and were told they couldn't help. They have also complained to the Town Of Penfield.
A Code Enforcement Officer said people can only keep chickens and roosters if they have five or more acres of property and if the livestock is within 100 feet of the property line.
They will follow-up on any complaints about Blackbeard.
Doohan said she keeps her chicken coops clean and tries to be a good neighbor. No one has complained to her.
She grew up on a farm and says she loves being around animals.