Hello. My husband and I are moving cross-country due to a military move. We are looking to put an offer in on a home we really like. It has a 1.5 acre lot. It is zoned for 4 horses. This is what the housing subdivision stated (protective convenants and restrictions): "The lots within this subdivision are zoned Residential by Santa Fe County, and may be used and maintained only for residential use. Owners may keep no more than (4) horses per lot. No other livestock is permitted, except that owners may keep no more than two animals (lambs or calves only) when doing so as part of a 4-H or FFA school project. No other kind of livestock is permitted, and there shall be no commercial business of farming for raising livestock. All livestock must be kept in an enclosed area not less than forty feet by forty feet, and located no closer than twenty-five feet to any lot line. All livestock myst have approved shelter to maintain a healthy animal. Any fence constructed must be of sound construction and safe design; all fences must be approved by the Architectural Control Committee and/or Developer. It is further understood that if any should become offensive, contemptible or obnoxious at any time the Homeowners Association and/or Developer will serve notice to said owner to reduce the density of animals." Are chicken considered livestock here? I cannot imagine giving up my 8 chickens. I also am wondering if the word "livestock" identifies larger animals such as cows and pigs. I noticed another section also states you can appeal any amendments and the homeowners can vote; 75% of the vote will lead to an amendment. How would you take this? Are chickens "livestock," or are they referring to pigs/cows/etc? I don't eat my chickens, they are pets. I'm also wondering if they would be considered "fowl" and not "livestock." Thanks for any advice It is much appreciated!!