I've had 4 Rhode Island Reds since they were a week old. We.got them because my husband wanted eggs and my son wanted a pet. To be honest i wasn"t too excited about chickens, but from the moment they arrived they became my babies. Its been a little over a month and someone complained to the HOA that we were breaking rules. It was our fault, we read the city rules but not the HOA rules. We gave away our 5 week old babies today and i can't seem to stop crying. Its hurting so badly. I feel as if i let them down. The family that took them are very nice but their coop is pretty small and they must have around 20 chicks in them. I feel totally helpless.