I just saw on the news that a woman in New Haven, CT was going to lose her chickens because of zoning. An "anonymous" caller, tipped off zoning, complaining of the noise. They showed the chickens and yard on tv and the hens were all beauties, obviously well cared for. My heart goes out to her. I've only had my chickens for 4 months, but I love them! I'm pretty sure my chickens are safe as far as zoning is concerned (not positive about the roo.) SCARY!!!