Ok so I'm really bummed out right now. I live in a suburb in California and my husband and I have been excited to get chickens. Well we did our first big step yesterday and got ourselves a lightly used small chicken coup. Yay!!!! Or so I thought. I live in an association which does allow chickens but I need to get signatures from neighbors, just 2. So I felt it fair to let the neighbors closest to my yard know. I live on the corner so I only have 2 neighbors that touch my yard. They basically said no, but didn't want that to hinder our relationship. I am bummed but I also don't want to be a bad neighbor and go around them, I want them to be on board. They never asked how many or any other questions, they just said their concerns which are allergies, noise, and odors. Which I understand but upon research the noise is not anything like a baking dog would be, we will not have roosters and I only want 3-4 chickens. Allergies, well from what it seems, that comes with only contact with my chickens, so we lose the possibility of play dates, I'm not concered. Smell, I've done a ton of research before hand and know all that can be limited to hygiene and other tricks. Knowing all this, I'm not sure how to respond, how do I give them all the info politely? I'm even willing to compromise to only 2 chickens. Is there anything I'm missing that I should go over with my neighbor? Please help fellow chickeneers.