I live in a Township in Warren County, Ohio. I have lived in this neighborhood for 30 years of my life we have everything from chickens, cats, dogs, rabbits, horses, ponys, donkeys, cows, and cattle. I can name 6 close neighbors close by who have chickens in their backyards. So, I assumed that we could have them, Now I'm being told I have to get rid of my 15 chickens that I have spent the last 6months raising organically. If I appeal it is going to cost me over 400.00 How is that fair when the complaint is free. The grounds they are using is that Zoning Violation Section 6.02 (O) buildings for animals. Any building for animals, other than for two dogs or cats, shall be at least Eighty-five feet from every property line. My problem is no neighbor in this area is 85 feet from anyones property lines. And the Inspector tried to get me to complain on my neighbors and give up there addresses. Thats not right, And I wouldn't do that to my neighbors. Please if anyone has any suggestion or zoning advice please contact me before February 5th 2009. I'm just trying to save my chickens whom I have come to love as pets.