Hi, everyone, I need some help with ideas on how to persuade my landlord to let us have up to 3 hens, per Kent, WA ordinance. I asked him 3 days ago if we could have them just for eggs, no rooster, and he replied today with "I think that I would rather not at this time". So, not a 100% NO, but I want to make sure that the detailed email I send him is as convincing as possible, because I think I'm only going to have 1 chance to appeal. We are a small family of 4 - myself, my husband, and our 2 young children ages 15 months and 3 years, and our 11 year old dog that will have to be euthanized within a few months due to recurring tumors, which is partly why I want chickens, as a healthy distraction from the pain of his loss, for myself certainly (I've owned him for 10 years), but also for our 3 year old who has just lately really bonded with our dog. I got a large 2 piece rabbit hutch today (triangular type, with separate "run" along the entire bottom), and will be able to clean it and make adjustments to accomodate 2-3 hens (going for Americaunas because I've heard they are faily quiet and docile) and turn it into a chicken tractor so there's no damage to the grass, and the hens would always be secured. I was disappointed but not defeated when our landlord gave me his first answer. Any ideas would be great - he's been really flexible with flower garden, pruning shrubs and trees, etc, but we had a fairly recent issue with a minor mouse invasion that caused some headaches for everyone (this is apparently a matter of when, not if, mice invade, given our area, and the greenbelt along one side of us), so I think that's playing a big role in his hesitation, so any recommendations on keeping feed waste minimal and feed storage critter proof would be great. Thank you!