So i just got my chickens in October, my neighbor that lives behind us has a flock of 18 plus chickens including loud roosters, and there are other rooster containing flocks in the area that have crowing competitions with my neighbors rooster. So I assumed that my four hens would be no problem compared to the neighbors flocks. So i went ahead and built a 40'x40' fenced in paddock type area where i put my 4 hens and my two nigerian dwarf goats.
So yesterday we received a notice saying that we are not allowed to keep "farm animals" on our property and that we are not allowed to have any structures closer to the road than our house.
I understand if we have to move our coop and everything to the back yard, thats fine its our mistake for not looking into the zoning law, but i do not want to get rid of my animals. Im really upset because why would all of my neighbors be allowed to keep noisy roosters and i cant keep my 4 quiet hens...
Tomorrow we are going to the town to see what we have to do. Im hoping that all they will want is for us to move them away from the road and i will just say my goats are my pets and they cant tell me to get rid of my chickens without telling all of my many neighbors to get rid of theirs also. And worse comes to worse my goats can move to my aunt and uncles house in the next town over because they have lots of land and would be more than happy to let my goats live in one of their many pastures as long as i take care of them. But I'm not letting my chickens leave.
Ill let you guys know how it goes tomorrow with the town.