We just got a letter from the Inland Humane Society and SPCA saying that our residence is not zoned for chickens and that we have 1 week to get rid of them. The letter itself was really confusing because it referred to the rooster and the chickens separately, and while it said that chickens were not allowed, it seemed to imply that the rooster was the problem. At any rate, it said we are not zoned for chickens. What drives me nuts is that we only have 1 week!! to find homes for our babies. The second thing is that the San Dimas Feed store in downtown San Dimas sells chicks!! Why would you sell chicks if chickens are not allowed in the city? Third thing is that I even looked up San Dimas ordinances to see if we could have chickens, and under the section on "Animals" is the following: Quote: Any person, who dyes, colors or otherwise artificially treats any rabbit, baby chick, duckling or other fowl is found guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 436 § 1 (part), 1973; Ord. 232 § 2 (part), 1968: prior code § 20-54) 6.28.020 Sale—Display—When prohibited. Any person who displays, sells, offers for sale, barters or gives away any rabbit, baby chick, duckling or other fowl as a pet, novelty or prize is guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 436 § 1 (part), 1973; Ord. 232 § 2 (part), 1968: prior code § 20-55) 6.28.030 Sale—Display—When permitted. Nothing in Sections 6.28.010 and 6.28.020 shall prohibit the display or sale of any natural rabbit, chick, duckling or other fowl by any dealer, hatchery or store engaged in the business of selling them to be raised for food purposes whenever such dealer, hatchery or store has the proper facilities for the display and care of such animals or fowl. (Ord. 436 § 1 (part), 1973; Ord. 232 § 2 (part), 1968: prior code § 20-56) So the only thing about fowl is that you can't color them or sell them. Which we haven't done. If there are no specific city ordinance, then it should fall under Los Angeles County ordinance, which allows chickens. If the complaint is about noise, then yes, we'll get rid of the rooster. But it's too much to ask for us to give up our five hens! Does anyone have any experience or advice? The letter says we have 1 week, and then an inspector might come and we'll get cited. How do I fight this citation?