So, some of you may not know that I am disabled. I have a form of autonomic dysfunction that keeps me pretty much homebound and inpacts everything that I do. Today, the animal control officer visited my backyard. He said that I was in compliance with all current ordinances, but let me know that it is pretty much a done deal that the city council will be voting to limit chickens to 4. The situation has upset me, and unfortunately my tenuous physical balance enough that I won't be able to go to the meeting and speak to the issue. Update to what I was just posting: I just found out that it is a neighbor who used to be a friendly neighbor who complained. (She didn't know that I was back at my house after being away for a few years due to my disability) She is afraid that my chickens will bring racoons out of the hills to eat the coi from her coi ponds. (Here is a thought, I wonder if she has more than 4 coi????). If Racoons do come out of the hills, who is to say that it is the chickens bringing them, and not the feral kittens everywhere, or the cat food that someone (possibly her) is feeding to them in the alley. Why do her rights to keep coi trump my right to keep my (at this point legal) chickens. But the council is finding every reason in the book to do this. I keep getting suppose this, suppose that. Suppose your chickens get out and cause an accident. Suppose a neighborhood dog attacks your chickens... Who is liable. Suppose a level 3 sex offender wants his right to be annonomous. What do these suppositions have to do with the situation as it is right now. 10 of us known to have chickens in the entire town. Probably another 10-15 keeping them underground. Anyway. I wish that I could make it to the meeting, and once there have the where with all to say these things. But now I am just simply too sick to do it. So I will likely lose my chickens. Well most of them anyway.