And finally… roost ruling

A judge has imposed a strict “crowing schedule” on a rooster following noise complaints from neighbours.

The rooster is allowed to crow from 8am to 10pm on most days and from 9am to 10pm on Sundays, and otherwise has to be housed in a “sufficiently soundproofed” place.

The district court in Switzerland heard that neighbours living just 15 meters away from the owner’s property could hear the rooster crowing an average of 10 to 14 times per hour, Euronews reports.

The neighbours have reserved the right to restart proceedings if the henhouse is not adequately soundproofed.