Hello- I do have hens that are kept in a yard that falls just a little short of the current required amount of 50ft from all residences. I have been in communication with all neighbors to ensure the chickens do not bother them and all is OK. However someone did report them, perhaps just a passer by or meter reader from the city? Any rate now I have to report back to them and hopefully not lose my hens!! The code ALSO mentions you can submit a request for a 'special permit'. No one is aware of this? But I want to request it if I can keep my chickens? Do you know what my rights are - if the code states this, is a city required to offer it? Can anyone suggest ways I can work with this to gain a positive response? Thank you so much!