Jess could have to kill her noisy cockerels if she can’t find a new owner for them (Picture: YorkshireLive/MEN)

A woman may have to put down her cockerels because they wake up their neighbours every day.

Jess Marson’s birds were reported for cock-a-doodle-doing 146 times in just half an hour.

The 33-year-old had previously faced court action for her noisy cocks outside her home in Clayton West, West Yorkshire, but failed to comply with abatement notices.

She ended up with a £1,000 fine and has now agreed to remove the cockerels within the next month.

Some of her cockerels were heard crowing 34 times in 13 minutes (Picture: Facebook

Her neighbours, Mark Leader and his wife, first complained in 2019 when she was told to silence her animals.

Prosecutor Ian Mullarkey told Kirklees Magistrates’ Court that Mr Leader lived close enough to be disturbed by the animals.

He told the court: ‘He complained that his sleep was being disturbed by cockerels crowing and affected him and his wife’s sleep.’

The lorry driver has now been fined £1,000 over her loud crowing cockerels

‘Mr Leader said the impact of the crowing and its frequency intrusiveness has affected his quality of living and the enjoyment of his property.

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The council’s environmental health officer visited Mr Leader’s home at 5.30am in April and found the cocks’ crowing was ‘intrusive and at a level and frequency to prevent sleep and prevent the average person returning to sleep’.

Mr Mullarkey said: ‘Now, Miss Marson has agreed to give an undertaking she will remove the cockerels from the land within 28 days and she will not bring or have any more cockerels on the land in any time after.’

Ben Bell, mitigating, said his client regretted that it had taken so long to ‘resolve’ the situation.

Jess now doesn’t know what to do with her crowing cockerels (Picture: YorkshireLive/MEN)

Magistrate Benedetto Paolozzi told Marson: ‘The council started to engage with you and curb the time the cockerels were disturbing residents.

‘You did not engage with the council. The cockerels were crowing at an unreasonable time and at a level that would ruin a normal person’s sleep and enjoyment of their own home.’

Marson said: ‘I will be getting rid of the cockerels.

‘I’ve got four weeks to find a home for them, but not everyone wants cockerels and if necessary they will have to be humanely euthanised. I am looking for someone to give them a home.’

She appeared before magistrates three times before it was resolved (Picture: YorkshireLive/MEN)

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