I really really want to have chickens! Our town law says 4-5 hens and no rooster and that is what we plan to have. However, our HOA deed restriction says "No animals or livestock, other than ordinary household pets, and no animals of any description, which constitues a nuisance, inluding a noise nuisance, or a threat to or danger to persons or property shall be kept in any lot big or small." Seems a bit hazy to me if they are "household pets" or not? Are chickens considered livestock always? Our HOA is still owned by the developer and has not been turned over to the home owners (although is is 10+ years old). They must be really lax because I see a bunch of other violations that no one enforces. I don't want to fight anyone I just want a few hens in my 1.5 acre back yard. Thoughts?