We have 11 chickens, 4 bantams and the rest are full size, no roosters, both of our neighbors are fine with us having chickens, they even save us egg cartens. Today we are doing some normal upkeep when one of our neighbors tells us that the pet control came into our backyard one day this week without our consent! We havent recieved any letters, not one neighbor has complained, and from my understanding as long as we are using our chickens for food -which we are from their eggs- and our neighbors are fine with them we can have as many chickens as we want. We also do not live in an HOA!
I am so ANGRY about the fact that this has happened without us knowing. We are installing a lock on our back gate this afternoon and putting up a no trespassing sign on our backgate.
Is this even legal?? No one has contact us, no letters have been sent, we havent receieved any complaints. We only have ONE neighbor we dont speak to that lives across the street, our coop is the correct amount away from the house and we keep everything clean! My boyfriend and I have been discussing calling someone, but who do we call? Do we just wait for a letter? Our neighbor is a police officer who is also okay with us having the chickens, their kids even come play with them. I just dont see how this is legal! I'm very upset, what if one of our chickens had gotten out? What if they actually took one of our birds??