I've googled & googled and can't find an answer so I'm hoping you can help me out! When DH & I were looking to buy our home, we specifically avoided and neighborhoods that had HOAs because we knew we were going to have chickens. Come signing day, there are CC&Rs!! And one says NO CHICKENS!! We were past the point of no return and so, we did purchase the home, figuring we could see about getting an exception or a change made. Here's my main problem, there isn't an HOA to present a petition or proposal to, no sort of governing board or enforcement that I've been able to ascertain in the 3yrs we've lived here. Chickens are allowed in town as long as coops are 8' from the property line so, no problem there.
I'm of the ask forgiveness, not permission school of thought but DH definitely is not. My perfect plan would be to install a small coop and purchase 2 hens, knowing that I have friends that would take them if, for some reason, the CC&Rs were enforced. What do you think? What's the best course of action?
Thanks so much for your help & advice!
PS Our immediate neighbors on one side want chickens as well, there is a flock 2 blocks over (with a rooster) and across our main cross street, there are COWS! :)