I moved to a little mountain community in Colorado just a few months ago. Bought a foreclosed home, and signed all the papers at the end of August. Nowhere in those papers were any mention of a Homeowners Association or covenants for this little mountain community. I live in the woods. I have some neighbors. I discussed the chickens with my neighbors before i moved them from MT. All the neighbors surrounding me were ok with my 4 hens and my 1 roo. Now it appears a neighbor who is a busy body, and lives half a mile away, does not like my rooster, and has complained officially to the HOA. I received a letter in the mail, with HOA covenants (which I never knew about), and it states the following: "No animals, livestock, or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred, or kept on any lot, except that dogs, cats, or other small household pets may be kept provided they are not kept, bred, or maintained for any commercial purpose." In my opinion, my chickens are pets. I do not breed them, eat them, or sell their eggs. They are just the same as my cat and dog. So, to me, they are small household pets, and I am willing to fight for this. Not to mention, I have neighbors who also have chickens, who have not been picked on like this. I have been reported to the county for all the work I've been doing on my house, to see if I have permits for the work. . . which I have. Sounds like someone just hates my rooster. But really, I live in the mountains!!!!!!!! And my neighbors that are close by like the rooster!! So what is the problem?! I should mention that they cited the HOA covenants that my rooster is a nuisance. Well, my next door neighbor grows $40k in marijuana every 4-6 weeks, talk about a nuisance smell. . .and I have neighbors with barking dogs. . .talk about nuisance noise! Just frustrated and not sure what to do. I've been told by the neighbors that like the rooster that the HOA has no enforcement power, and they're just picking on me, so let it be. But it really stinks to get picked on when you never knew about these covenants to begin with. Had I known, I wouldn't have moved here. Those chickens are my PETS, and I wouldn't want to be separated from them. Any advice?