I have kept my chickens after the Animal Control told me to get rid of them about 3-4 months ago. I got rid of the noisy ones and I cleaned the yard up so that it looks pretty emaculate now. I haven't let them free range hardly at all any more but they do have a good pen. I have been letting them free range this past week a bit more and they have all been very well behaved, staying where I allow them to be. They have invisible boundaries that they respect. I live right ON the county line. Across the street chickens are allowed. On the other side of town, because its a different township chickens are allowed. My chickens have caused no trouble No smell. I have fly traps and sprayed. Clean the run once a week and compost deeply and cover with a tarp.Then put pine shavings and pine needles outside and inside the coop and run. . But my next door neighbor is just a gossippy guy and shooting off his mouth every chance he can get. I was outside tonight and he was talking to some people who live down the block, and I heard 'Turn her in! Shes NOT supposed to have them!!!!' I just can't understand why this guy must stir the hornets nest all the time. And why is it such a problem with these other people also. There are a good number of chicken owners in this city. Funny: The neighbor behind me, a sherrif deputy sees no reason for me to get rid of my chickens, He likes them.