So I have some really miserable people in my life who love to make life suck for others. I am in love with my chicks and often spend hours out of my day just siting in with them and petting them and feeding them and holding them or just watching them be silly month old chickens. My happy place came crashing down this afternoon. Now, please, I know I took a chance going against Hoa and technically it is more the city ordinances that got me, but I am broken hearted and cried til I gave myself a migraine and I am paying the price for being an outlaw. Now I need advise. 1.) I CAN have chickens on my property in my city....but bc of this crappy house in a crappy neighborhood that I married into, I canNOT have them living in my yar bc I don't have 76 feet from my property lines to keep them. I canNOT have them in the yard at all per my covenants, but seriously like every house in all 4 joined neighborhoods breaks covenants on a daily basis....so I plan on making life hell for a lot of people in the near future. 2.) I have til Monday to get the chickens gone.......HOWEVER, whatever is in my HOME cannot be regulated by Hoa nor the city. So.....with great sadness, I have about 10 places I can rehome my babies forever or for as long as I need, but, I am not ready to give up just yet!!! So.... What if I turned part of my garage into a coop/pen and kept my best 6 chicks that I am 99% sure are girls. And let the rest go. Then during the day I can take them out to the old run for a while or let them free range in the back yard with me supervising them (back yard is mostly private) and try to still keep some of my babies?? Could this work!?! I dont want to loose my little ones when i worked SO hard for this!!! I am simply broken hearted and cannot tell you how hard I cried in the coop earlier (until shadow pecked my lip which made me laugh....then cry harder) I don't want to say goodbye to them! I *want* to win this battle somehow! I cannot believe I have dogs barking til 3am daily, parties, fireworks, kids hitting my car with bats, drunk neighbors screaming at each other in the street, and yet I am getting shut down for tiny baby chickens!!!! W.T.F???? Please lend me your advise!!