I just got a letter from my township ordinance stating I have 7 days to comply, they want me to get rid of my chickens. I am in violation of my ordinance . I have 5 chickens (all hens) I have been to two planning meetings and together we are working on ammending it to allow chickens with a permit and restrictions. The planning board said they are not the committee that enforces the ordinance. So what can I do in the meantime, I don't want to have to kill my chickens, what do I do with them? I thought that if I had the ball rolling they couldn't do this to me legally? Do they need to get a court order (Warrant) for me to have to get rid of them? Don't they have to give me more than 7 days? I'm in a panic, I love my girls....I'm so sad and don't know what to do....but, I'll fight tooth and nail to keep them.