First off, it's completely legal in my area to own chickens in the backyard. I have just short of 1/2 an acre in rural north carolina. I asked my landlord if I could keep three chickens on the property to which he replied: "sure". And that was the end of the conversation. The property didn't look great when I moved in and I have made (what I think) significant improvements to the property and he comes by once a month to mow and says things look great. However, we've only lived here 6 months. I had a whole list of things I was going to say to my landlord about: keeping the chickens on mulch as to not ruin the lawn, only keeping three, the run/coop (an Eglu Cube) would be removable once we moved out, that I would be willing to put down an extra deposit, I would be willing to get signatures from my neighbors saying it's OK with them, an addendum saying that if anyone complains I would get rid of them etc... Now some have said "don't worry about it, he said it's fine" but I feel like I should have something written and signed just to cover my butt. Does anyone have a sample "chicken policy"? Thanks!