Well, I went across the street to grab a the door from the chicken pen that the community garden had last year. I had called to make sure it was ok, and they told me no prob, go ahead and take it. Plan was to use this door as part of a chicken tractor for my chicks. Anyhow, I grab it up, and the neighbor says..."Can I help you?"...thot I was stealing it in broad daylight... anyhow, we got to talking...he had done most of the caretaking of the chickens last year, and said they had had six but two were roosters, so the city took them away, (after complaints) which left 4 hens. He said, the neighbor behind the house next to them ( good 100 yards away) complained about the smell to the police all the time. (He said he NEVER smelled them and he lived right next to them, about 25 to 30 foot away). I looked the pen over (abit overgrown, but the pen was about 30 foot by 30 foot...I just cant imagine that 4 hens could smell up that big of a space. Not only that, but they also frequently let them out in the block wide garden area to free range for bug control. I loved hearing the lil darlings clucking away last year, we live on a VERY busy street and cant imagine how someone could think hens were more annoying than that. Frankly, street is busy enuff, I dont know how she even heard them. I know I can barely hear on the phone with the windows open....sigh...we could definitely use a lil farm noise, methinks!