Hello, I'm new to this list and to raising chickens. I live in a neighborhood in Wake County, NC, not in any city limits. We have .82 acres and a private fenced backyard. We plan to get about 6-8 chickens for eggs and pets. Neighbors on boths sides of us do not mind and even are talking about sometime getting their own chickens. However, our neighborhood covenant from when we bought our home 8+ years ago says "no poultry or other farm animals". But some other neighbors recently brought 2 horses on to their property the next street over! We do not even have an HOA or anyone who really oversees that the covenants are upheld. My main question is, what, if anything can happen if someone else in the neighborhood did complain or "report" that we were keeping chickens? Is there some type of fine or other penalty? How can I find out this info? I really really want to go ahead and get them but want to make sure I know what I could potentially be up against. Thank you for any input!