The Hawaiian Humane Society will now respond to noise complaints related to crowing chickens and other peafowl. 

HHS services also include responding to animal cruelty investigations, rescues, stray dog pick-ups, dangerous dog and dog bite investigations, barking dog complaints, leash law violations, and 24-7 dispatch and response.  

Oahu has an animal nuisance law that HHS is contracted to enforce by the City and County of Honolulu. Chapter 7-2.2 of the Revised Ordinances of Honolulu defines an animal nuisance as:  

  • Any animal making noise continuously for 10 minutes or intermittently for 30 minutes or more to the disturbance of a person.
  • If an animal barks, whines, howls, crows, cries or makes any other unreasonable noise. Noise is unreasonable if the nature and circumstances surrounding the animal nuisance interferes with reasonable communication, work, rest, recreation or sleep.   

Section 7-2.5 of the Revised Ordinances also restricts the number of chickens and peafowl to not exceed two per household, except in areas where more animals are allowed. Violations may lead to fines, including a first-time animal nuisance violation of $50 up to a maximum fine of $1,000. Animal nuisance complaints cannot be anonymous.  

For inquiries regarding chicken nuisances, contact the Society’s field services team at 356-2250 or the Honolulu Police Department.