I have to be very careful how I post this. First, let me say that I am a police sgt. and I also have chickens in town (legally). I deal with people who are "difficult" all the time. Most people like these know the law far better than I do and will not listen to a word being said. I have read the OP's posts and, I am sure I would have had a problem talking with her too. I do not know the officer's demeanor or details of what he has said. The whole issue is the law, here. It is either legal to have chickens, or not. If it is not legal, fight it in Town Hall. The officer is simply trying to enforce the law and he should not be jammed up for it. Certainly, there are some officers who allow themselves to be drawn into "pi**ing matches". But I often find this is a reaction to a situation going badly in the first place. Please, remember we are only hearing one side of a problem and we should be very careful on basing judgements based on this information.