I was an experienced chicken owner as a young boy and would like to have chickens again and have planned on this for sometime now. My city has rules and regulations about chickens that leave a few areas of the law very "grey" if you know what I mean. A chicken coop has to be at least 50 feet away from any bedroom window. Just bedroom windows? The chickens can't be too loud. Loud like rooster loud or "I just laid an egg" loud? You can't have too many chickens. This one I agree with, you really can't have too many chickens as far as I'm concerned. But here is the kicker, the way I read it and what I am told, your neighbors have about as much say in the matter as you do. If your neighbor complains about the chickens for whatever reason a city ordinance guy comes out and checks things out. If you meet the criteria and are following the rules he leaves you alone. But if your neighbor keeps complaining I hear that they will tell you to get rid of the chickens because it has become a hassel for them down at city hall. Some would say "give the ole hag some eggs" to keep her mouth shut but that won't work on this one, I'm going to need to get dirty and embarrass her with the city. This is the only way. Any ideas that doesn't include hitting her in the head with a shovel?