My name is Teresa Cooley and I have been raising chickens since I was little. I thin of them as pets and God's beautiful creations. The problem I would like to address is my neighbor has never had a problem with me feeding his chicken. He never said I could only feed them once. he doesn't know how to raise them; he only gives them rice and no water. They have no protection from predators. All of a sudden today he stops me and yells "MAM, I WANT YOU TO STOP FEEDING MY CHICKENS. I WANT YOU TO STAY OFF MY PROPERTY. I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN FEEDING THEM BEFORE AND TODAY." I know those chickens are going to die. He wants them to die a natural death so he can cook them up for a vitamise dinner in November. Which I think is sick. I think he could have asked me nicely not to feed them, but he was very controlling. I wish chickens had rights in Maine where I could protect them. Then he talked about me behind my back to another tenent saying, I just caught her doing it." And the tenent said, "I know." I would like to know if what I'm describing is animal cruelty. I spoke to the police and they said this is a civil matter. Could someone please tell me what if anything did I do wrong. where as he never had a problem with me before.