I'm new so I hope I chose the right category to put this under. I am going to be getting some chickens. My original plan was to lease some property near our home and keep them there and drive there once a day to take care of them (not more than 5 or 10 minutes away). The more I'm reading and learning about chickens the more I find out that they have really neat personalities and can be pets (even inside your home!) as well as providing eggs. So now I'm thinking it would great to keep them at our house. The thing is that I don't think it's legal here. We do live out in the country but inside a subdivision that has HOA rules. So if I kept them as pets inside our home or garage is a really bad idea? The benefits are that my chickens would be pretty pampered (is this bad or good lol) and be more like members of our family and I wouldn't have to pay to lease land. I've read that they are pretty quiet unless I had a rooster (which I won't). What are your thoughts on this?