I recently spent $2000 to nicely fence my yard because I don't want anyone messing with my chickens. Well, my neighbor is in a fit now because when we first approached her with the project (8 months ago) she said she wanted "to go in" with us and have the fence cover her lot as well. We decided to go forward and fence just our property- I worry about the coop being visible from the road. The neighbor is enraged- claiming we needed to include her in our decision (but really because she wanted us to pay for her fence). She's a spiteful woman and I worry that now she is going to call animal control about my birds. I've spent hours searching if chickens are outlawed where I live. I figured no one would complain because there are feral chickens all over the place and the neighborhood is juxtaposed to a huge cow field. It's a pretty rural area. I do not live within city limits~ we live in Manatee County. Animal Control has been busy and unable to help us and I worry about calling around and bringing attention to the birds. Paranoid? Perhaps- but it's only because I love them so much. Any suggestions? My girls don't lay enough to bring eggs and I'm not feeling much kindness after being, I feel, unjustly berated.