Hi everyone! I'm a new member and hope to be a new Mom to some chicks! My DH and I are meeting with our zoning board next week to request a special permit for 8 hens. (We were originally told poultry wasn't allowed - end of story. After carefully reading the by-laws, however, we discovered they are allowed as an accessory use with special permit. In the process, though, we may have embarrassed some people, making them a little crabby.) If any of you out there have experience with this, I would really appreciate some help in what to expect, answers I should have ready, counter-arguments to their concerns. I want to be as prepared as possible in case they're difficult. Thank you! BTW, I have info from urbanchickens and backyardchicks websites.