I live in a small sub division in Princeton, IL, population 5,000. Our ordinance regarding poultry is very clear. All poultry allowed, as long as they are confined to your own property. Our lot is about 1/4 acre, and we have 10 hens. Because I did not want a rooster disturbing anyone I choose to only have hens. We have a hen house and coop that are neat, kept clean, and are out of view. The back & sides of yard has 8 ft privacy fencing and the front has picket fencing with chicken wire behind it, to keep hens in, and predators out. Many of our neighbors love our hens and will walk by and point at them in my yard. I give away eggs regularly to neighbors and everything had seemed fine. So imagine my surprise when the police show up saying that there was a complaint about the hens smelling and making too much noise! They looked around, stood right next to the hen house and did not smell a thing. All my girls were lazing about the yard, barely a cluck among them. The police felt the complaint was unwarrented and left. Now a month later they show up again, apologize for bothering me, but say there is a complaint again, and they must check it out. Again they found nothing to substantiate the complaint. I finally heard from a friend in animal control which two neighbors were complaining, and boy am I ticked. I have had hens now for over a year. When they started laying I brought eggs to these neighbors, and said if they had any problems with my hens to please come and discuss it with me. They have continued to be friendly and say hello, I have brought them eggs several times, one has even brought thier grandchildren over to feed the hens! But than, they go behind my back and complain about my hens to the police, hoping to remain anonymous! What a bunch of two faced jerks! What even ticks me off more is that they both have dogs that bark A LOT, at all hours. Plus one neighbor has two young children that run around screeching eveytime they can! I don't complain because I understand that dogs and children make noise. We also have a loud train that goes by several times a day, as well as kids with vamped up trucks that roar around the neighborhood. My girls are sooo much quieter than all of this, but these two neighbors have the nerve to complain! After taking eggs and acting oh so okay with it If they complain again I am going to my lawyer to see if I can file harrasment charges for unfounded complaints! What would you folks do???