I'm new and have never participated in an online forum like this. Also new with chickens but doing well with them. The neighbor is the problem. We are in a rural subdivision where everyone including the neighbor is a weekender. He actually is only here about 2-3 days a month but is obsessed with my chickens as a problem. Firts it was the crowing, but my rooster is an Orpington Buff who rarely crows, then it was the smell--I clean the coop daily and moved the compost heap to the other side of the house. The guy wanted us to build another coop on the other side of our house, but I have spent a fortune on fences etc. and really the current location is ideal. The chickens went into his yard yesterday and he insists they roost under his house making a smell. This is not the case as they rarely go over there and are not there long before I discover they are out of my yard and next door. (they do not run free when I am not at home) We all live in a forest where there is no landscaping at all. Long story short, I got all of the chicken's wings clipped yesterday because they were getting outside the run. There are no restrictions in our area as it is rural and there are no deed restrictions. He is an attorney and we have been going over this for months. He wants to sue us for the decline in his property value! I have one rooster and five hens--hardly a huge flock. I will stand my ground but it is distressing. I've offered to bring the rooster inside the house when the neighbor is here etc. but I suspect nothing will make him happy.