reccently, my baby chick got attacked by a stray cat, and the vet bill was more than what we had, so it got put on the card. We found out that our neighbor (with 9 cats already) has been "trying to tame this cat" for about 4 months now. We calmy went over there and discussed this, that he has been chasing our chickens, and attacked 2, and since he was indeed a stray, the next time he was in our yard, we would trap him and bring him to bonny hays (our animal shelter). she said that she would rather do it, and she will bring him to a feral colony. that weekend, we fixed the run, made it completely predator proof, but the chickens still need to free range (the eggs are TERRIBLE now!!) today, she sneaked over a letter to our door, thinking no one was home. the letter was saying how she consulted the neighbors and they think the chickens are a problem rather than her newest addition "Van". she also said she called the city and chickens are illegal. now this is what bothered me. i got the chickens from the feedstore 3 blocks away from my house. as well as the organic feed, oyster shell, heat lamps, feeders, everything. if chickens were illegal in forest grove, why do they sell them? also, when i got the chickies, i looked up laws, and couldnt find any specific laws to forest grove, so followed the ones that portland had (we are the suburb of portland). meaning 3 hens, no roosters. this is black mail, and i dont like it. and actually, legally, if this cat is on our property, we can legally trap it and bring him in. also, none of her (now) 10 cats have collars. if forest grove has lots of farm land (not the part we're in unfortunately) how come the city can have chickens and we cant? sorry. i had to vent. i am going to start a petition once i call an atorny (sp?) to see if it is an actual law (I saw this thingy on youtube)and then get the right steps to follow to petition making chickens allowed.