I live in a community with a homeowner assoc. I checked the bylaws which prohibit "livestock". I thought I would be ok b/c my 6 chicks are pets. Well, I didn't know we also have covenants and restrictions which prohibit coops and poultry. My neighbor inquired to the president if chickens are allowed and I was informed (by being yelled at in public by our treasurer) that I have to get rid of my chickens. There is a board meeting Sept 10 ( I am a member) where I can propose ammending the C&R, but today the pres. emailed me saying not to get my hopes up b/c board members do not want to make the changes! Not fair! they are making judgements before they hear my side. The C&R were written 30 years ago before backyard chickens were a trend, and we are a rural community that has WILD TURKEYS in the woods that were intentionally released about 5 years ago. Has anyone had success changing your C&R?