This month, the town I live in decided to pass some new livestock laws. 1. No roosters. 2. You can only have a maximum of 8 hens. 3. Hens that you do have should be kept at least 10 feet from your property line and out of sight of public areas. 4. You are allowed one head of livestock if you have one acre. If you have more than one acre, you are allowed one head of livestock per two acres after the first acre. And a few others that don't pertain to me. I've lived in this town for almost ten years now, moving here back when it was a small, rural town where people would literally ride their horses down the highway to Walmart. It was nice, small enough of a town to have whatever the hell kind of animal you want so long as it's your pet, but can still go down a couple blocks and go to the store. In the past couple years, we've experienced huge growth in the town. Now, I do live three blocks from downtown, but I live in a small, one-way alleyway street in a house that's tucked into a small wild-ish area with trees all around us. To top it off, we also have a 6 foot privacy fence. With these new ordinances, I am now breaking the four ordinances listed above. I currently have 6 roosters, 16 hens, all my coops are right up against the privacy fence/property line(though are out of sight due to the fence), and I have two goats living on our 1/3 of an acre of land. Assuming they would even be able to figure out I'm not in compliance with the ordinances, what can I do to fight back? All of these animals have been here far longer than these new rules, so is there a type of "grandfather" law, in which if the animals have been here before the laws were made, I can't be forced to get rid of them? All of my animals are my babies, all of them even have names, and I'm sure as hell not going to give up all of my roosters, my goats, and half of my hens just because this previously rural town decided it wants to be a city. I am going to be moving in the next few years into a more rural area, so chances are I won't have an issue with avoiding being fined for having goats/roosters/etc., but I just want to know what to do if I am faced with this issue.