I've been doing a LOT of reading, on here, law forums, etc. I'm basically to the point where I'm just going to go get 2 chickens and keep them illegally against the HOA's rules. One of the restrictions when we were looking for houses was no deed restrictions, well one title search later, we didn't have any. The HOA begs to differ. They tell us that we are still in the part of the development that has the deed restrictions, (they expired in one part) and I'm ready to tell them exactly where to go because as far as I am concerned, we have no deed restrictions, the title and deed were both clear when we signed paperwork to buy the house (and 1/3 acre lot). Anyway, City of Columbus (OH) will allow chickens with a permit, which I have paperwork in hand for. I'm looking at the stealth coop. I'm considering building a small indoor coop/pen in the room with the parrots so they can't disappear while I am at work. Chickens can't be any worse than doves/pigeons when it comes to cleanliness can they? Has anyone else dealt with deed restrictions that may not actually be there? We live in a "dog friendly" development so we hear barking dogs at all hours of the day. Everyone enjoys the parrots that has met them, including the macaw, the loud, extremely obnoxious macaw, but I can't have chickens according to the HOA.