I looked online and what I found didn't make much sense...it *seemed* to say that they could not be kept within a certain distance of residential dwellings, but it also mentioned flocks of 12 or more birds. It seems to me that would mean the rules don't apply to flocks of 12 or less? I was hoping to find someone in my area who had already figured this out. We are also considering the option of just getting them anyway and trying to keep the neighbors happy and non-complaining. Thanks!