I just got the regulations from the town where I want to have a small flock (9). I have to notify abutters (5) by certified mail and appear at a Board of Health meeting and supply all sorts of paper work and a fee (annual). Should I be a good citizen or just do it without the permit? Our lots here are ~2 acres and I would comply with their rules anyway. Hmm.. I've always been a good girl, but just not sure if I'll get in big trouble.... I also don't want to give chicken owners a bad name.