So I haven't been on much but that's because I have been in my own hell. For a few years the town looked the other way while I raised my chooks. Since my neighbors did not mind I was told to stay off the radar. Well a few weeks ago I got into an argument with the guy who turns on my sprinkler. He was over 3 hours late (after a 5 hour time window) and very rude. Normally I like the company he works for but this guy was just too much. During the argument he saw my extra very loud roos in the garage where the sprinkler system box is kept. in the argument when I asked him to leave he yelled that he was calling the cops on my birds. My heart sank I should have let him be nasty. So now I have to move them. The town which is VERY good to me gave me all the time I needed. So now Cosandy is gracious enough to let me put a shed and runs on her back acre and I am dumping over $2300 to make everything happen asap. I guess I could have sold my flocks but I hope to move to a farm this year and did not want to get rid of my breeders as I have worked so hard on them. I am going to retain a small lav flock and Marty and a few girls as I can not live with out them here. I am working closely with the lavs and need to be able to see who is laying what, and Marty, well my ds loves him and he has already lost so much in his short life that I will not take Marty away from him. Luckily I feel confident with 95% of my chickens being in the new home that I will be able to keep marty and the few that will remain undetected. Again my neighbors did not complain at all, in fact they all offered to help me fight it, but there is no way to win so I wont even try. I am so tired from all the phone calls, disassembling, and preparing to move. Of course this is the same time that pre-school ends, and my court stuff is going on.... As far as my ducks, quail and pea fowl, well they get to stay a they are not considered live stock but domestic game and I am licensed for that. So that is the reason I am not around much, hopefully everyone will be moved to their new home by Wed of next week. Then rather than waking up and taking care of my birds I will have to drive a 1/2 hour to see them. Oh well I guess it could be worse.