I live in Henrico, and though I desperately want just a couple of hens, my next door neighbor was busted last fall because he had a rooster and there were noise complaints. Animal Control agents showed up at my door and said there was a rooster either in our backyard or in the yard next to us and it needed to be removed. My husband wouldn't roll over on our next door neighbor, but he was still caught and had to give up all of his chickens. What I don't understand is why chickens are so terrible, but the guy can have as many obnoxious, noisy, dirty parrots as he wants. He has two BIG parrot houses in the yard, as well as a cockatoo who often hangs out on the front porch. I guess I will try contacting some county administrators and maybe get my now-chickenless neighbor on board? I just joined this site a few moments ago, so hopefully I'll find more help and support in these forums.