After one year of having my backyard chickens, a complaint has been issued stating "no farm animals permitted". I have a corner property so I only have one adjoining neighbor and one to the rear. Both neighbors do not mind the chickens and did not complain. I am currently waiting to hear back from the zoning inspector to find out why I received a complaint. Before I ever got my first eggs, I contacted our township office, got the run a round. First, I was told."no farm animals, I am not zoned a farm", then when I quoted the ordinance which states " chickens, ducks, guinea pigs, hamsters, etc may only be kept as household pets provided they are not a nuisance", the inspector would only verify that it is the current ordinance and it will be enforced. I took this all to mean that they couldn't be bothered and I went ahead and hatched some eggs! Now, one year later, they say the "farm animals" must go??? What is the best way to prove that they are "pets" and how do I fight this?