I moved to this area three weeks ago. (Donelson, Davidson County, Nashville, TN) I did my research and found conflicting laws on the subject of hen keeping. Neighbors we spoke to before we moved insisted there would be no complaints, even telling us other neighbors kept guineas. Here is what I found... http://www.nashville.gov/council/docs/analysis/090901.pdf Today I had Code enforcement show up. I don't think it was the neighbor on either side of me. About a half dozen neighbors have come by and introduced themselves, all seemed welcoming and warm. We have five mature hens. Three of them we have had as pets for three years. Two are two years old. We have a ten by ten dog kennel (we were about to increase it to 10 by 20). As our last residence they were free range on 1/4 an acre. Now we have 1.4 acre of mostly wooded unfenced yard. We have a hen house inside of the kennel that is completely secure and well built and even painted tastefully. The floor of the kennel has straw on it. one corner has a hanging feeder the other a hanging water. we do not have a Home Owners Association. Most homes are 50+ years old, as are most of the residents. The Code enforcement said without hesitation there were no options that we had to get rid of our pets. the kids are crying. I want to fight this. 1. What would you do? 2. Is there anyone in the Nashville area who can help me?