please help! We live in a farming county but where we live it is on a lake and there are cottages around. I don't know why but a lot of them really have it in for us because we have chickens. The girls are well cared for, not noisy and the one rooster we have is in all night and only goes out at 10am. I keep the place real clean too. My wife recently asked if i was worried about them complaining and signing a petition to make us get rid of the chickens and taking it to the county. Could they really do this? If chickens are legal in your area can a petition to the county do anything? I am worried are there any preventative steps I should take? Should I call up the offices and ask if such a thing is possible? 2 miles each way from us there are beef farms so it is not like this is cottage country, there are many many farms in the immediate area. I would feel so alienated and hurt if people did this.