The house me and DH are living in is a rental - which at first was not a problem we were able to have our ducks and chickens with no problem, The landlord owns the 4 house that are on the same lot and when he moved them here he only put in one septic tank for the 4 house's ( which is a BIG NO-NO ) well a few months back that septic started having problems so the landlord once again wanting to do this the cheap way hired a handyman to fix it - well the handyman dug a big hole and just left it there - took the money he was paid and is no where to be found, months go by all summer and this hole fills up with nasty stinky water - well the health dept finds out about it and starts the ball rolling with taking the landlord to court - landlord never bothers to show up to his court date. So now everyone who lives in these 4 house's is being forced to move by court order because of an illegal septic tank. We have to relocate to a house in town which means no chickens no ducks and we have to downsize the dogs also. I have already rehomed all 24 chickens and 9 ducks with a friend of ours who lives in the country and who's kids are into 4H plus they have my bator that has eggs due to hatch in about a week. So far 2 of the 6 dogs have been already placed in a new homes - still need to downsize by one more dog. I will be able to keep my button quail but now instead of them being able to have an outside run I am going to have to keep them in bird cages in the house for now. This move is not going to be forever - I am looking for another place in the country where I can have my critters again - and I will rebuild my flocks all over again. so we are flockless and it is very depressing and quiet around here - I miss my chickens and ducks very much -- but look forward to the day where I can rebuild them.