Hey Everyone, I'm new to the forum but not new to birds. I actually run a non-profit dog rescue and am a canine behaviorist. My husband and I also rescue chickens, roosters, pheasants, quail and other game birds from San Diego shelters and re-home them. We also are hobby breeders and breed both Old English and Bantam Silkies. We currently located out in Valley Center where right now there are few restrictions or compalints on how many chickens/roosters we're allowed to have. However, San Diego County Animal Services wants to change that. A bill was passed before the Board of Supervisors a few days ago that will limit the number of roosters a San Diego County Resident is allowed to have to eliminate "cock fighting". This new ordinance would effectively wipe out ALL hobby breeders of ALL breeds of chickens who live on anything under 5 acres. I'm putting together a group of people that are opposed to this new ordinance to both speak at the next Board of Supervisor's meeting on Sept. 13th in hopes of stopping this new ordinance. I'll be speaking at the local San Diego Game Bird Breeders meeting tonight and passing out information on what we can do to stop this ordinance. Check out the San Diego Uninon Tribune's article on the topic: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/aug/01/san-diego-looking-curb-cockfighting/ If you'd like more information or to join our group please contact me at [email protected] Thank you!