Hello all! I have a predicament. About 2.5 years ago, i got 7 fuzzy chicks.. We have had them in the backyard this whole time. I lost one this summer to heat stroke so we are down to 6. My next door neighbors have now complained to the HOA and the city about both the number I have (once they told them we have over 20), the smell, which is hardly noticable, and the noise, which hasn't changed in 2 years. When I had the chickens the first year, she told me once that she loved seeing and hearing them, it reminded them of her living on a farm as a kid. I have even given her eggs. Our HOA limits the animals to 4 per residence, I have 7 because we have a dog, and that the enclosure be off the fence. I am willing to move the coop and reduce the number we own to adhere to code. Im worried the neighbors will still complain about the noise. It upsets me as they really are pets, and we are a large family of 7 and three chickens aren't going to supply nearly enough eggs for us. We feel this stems from this particular neighbors husband having been in an accident a little over a year ago and had a brain anyurism and he doesn't work now. He is home more during the day so probably notices it more. I don't want to rehome all of the chickens, and we can't really move at this time. I don't want to be breaking the law and it wasnt an issue before because no one had a problem before hand. Thanks in advance for any advice. PS I have no roosters.