Hi y'all! New to BYC and looking for some advice. BACKGROUND: I live in a subdivision with covenants that don't allow chickens. Specifically, we are allowed 2 horses and nothing else besides cats and dogs. An exception is made for 4H project animals. There are a couple of neighbors that would like to get chickens. We are not completely built out yet, there are still quite a few lots without houses, and so far everyone gets along really well. Our topography is high mountain desert, so we are all short grass prairie, rolling hills and not a tree in sight. There is nothing to block sight or sound of anyone one elses doings. At 7400 feet in elevation, sound actually carries pretty far, especially downwind. Some of the other restrictions we have are no shooting of firearms, only two outbuildings with size limits and architectural commitee approval, two years for construction (from ground breaking to finished building), no parking of "dead vehicles"/RVs/boats/trailers/etc within sight from the road, limits on home businesses (signs, no employees, no noise, not visible), and so forth. Nothing too strange like "an approved color" or required siding type like I have seen in some places. THE PROPOSAL: I would like to propose changing the covenants to allow up to 12 chickens and requiring a secure coop that located a minimum distance of 100 feet from the adjacent lot line. Possibly have a rule to allow roosters with the approval and signature of the adjacent landowners. The narrowest lot in our subdivision is 456 feet wide, so that distance requirement does not seem excessively restrictive to me. We do have a rule that fences must be 75 feet from the property line, at least I think that is the distance. I know you are all in support of chickens, or else you would not be here on this site. But, do you think this rule would be something that is reasonable? In the view of someone who wanted chickens for eggs, pets, or even a hobby?