Hello all, I'm new here My sister has about 4 hens and just sold her home. They will be moving to a rental while they build a new home and can't take her chickens with her. She has offered them to me and I REALLY want them. My husband and I, with our two young daughters, recently moved into a new home in suburban Phoenix. It is becoming rare these days here to find a home that does not have an HOA. Our new home does unfortunately have an HOA, so I checked our CC&Rs and it states ... " No animals, birds, fowl, poultry, or livestock, other than a reasonable number o f generally recognized house or yard pets, shall be maintained on any property and then only if they are kept, bred, or raised thereon solely as domestic pets and not for commercial purposes . No animal shall be allowed to make an unreasonable amount o f noise, or to become a nuisance. No structure for the care, housing or confinement of any animal shall be maintained so as to be Visible From Neighboring Property . Upon the written request of any Owner, the Board shall determine whether, for the purposes a particular animal is a generally recognized house or yard pet, or nuisance, or whether the number of animals on any such property is reasonable. Any decision rendered by the Board shall be enforceable to the same extent as other restrictions contained in this Declaration." Would you say there is a little wiggle room? I obviously don't want to ruffle my neighbors feathers (lol) but I'd love the benefits of having chickens. I garden and am in the process of putting in four large garden beds and fruit trees in our back yard. We also compost. Also, one of our neighbors has a SUPER noisy bird of some sort that they keep outdoors and I can hear it squawking from inside my house. It doesn't really bother me, but I wonder if my neighbors are obviously ok with that bird would a few hens be any noisier? Thanks in advance for your input!