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Incomers in France annoyed by ducks!

Well, should they or should they not not complain, these incomers into rural France?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/03/if-it-quacks-like-a-duck-boisterous-poultry-land-french-owner-in-court
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Re: Incomers in France annoyed by ducks!

A nuisance is a nuisance but it emphasises the need to do your research before choosing a new place to live.

An area known for its ducks, and where the prospective new neighbours have an established flock, could have been taken into account before purchasing. What I find more of a problem is when a neighbour suddenly acquires a dog that barks incessantly without, it seems, bothering its owner in the slightest.
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And then there are vegans.......

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/03/vegan-takes-neighbours-to-court-in-western-australia-over-smell-from-barbecues


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Acceptable, provided they don't quack or bark
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Not only in France. A friend of mine who farms in the Blackdowns  has neighbours who have complained about the noise of his tractor as he starts it up in the morning, and the fact his cattle sometimes block the road as they go in for milking...

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell
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Re: Incomers in France annoyed by ducks!

 Hasn't this always been the case, in most places.

We knew people in France who moved far from the madding crowd to have a bird farm opposite with lots of guinea fowl. Drove them mad.

Croft Circuit in the North East, people moved there and complained about the noise of the cars or bikes during training and competition. And then there is Newcastle and Teesside Airports, both with lots of new housing in the vicinity and I am just waiting for the complaints of aircraft noise to roll in.

It is just people they make their choice and live with it or move on.

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Re: Incomers in France annoyed by ducks!

Bit like moving to wine country, then complaining about being woken up by tractors at 4.30 in the morning at vendange time!

Judith
ex W1, via 47 and 11 and now [just] in 34, equidistant from Carcassonne, Narbonne and Béziers, where I hope we'll finally stay!!
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Re: Incomers in France annoyed by ducks!

Victory for one cockerel and common sense

https://www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2019/09/05/ile-d-oleron-la-justice-autorise-le-coq-maurice-a-continuer-de-chanter_5506710_3224.html
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