Hi all, I live in Elgin Texas in Travis county. Elgin is a farm town, many of the stores here sell chicks and farming equipment, but in our particular subdivision our HOA says no fowl or poultry.. We have 2 very sweet Cochin hens that we have as pets, my youngest daughter is special needs, mildly autistic and has learning disabilities. She does not bond with other children, she greatly struggles with her emotions but she has bonded with these chickens unlike anything else. I understand why HOA rules are in place and I mostly enjoy living in a community with an HOA but these chickens are family and very well taken care of. I would like to write a proposal for a variance to our HOA, can anyone help and has anyone had any luck doing this ?