We had to move all of our birds a couple of weeks ago after a visit by the local police. I checked with the village hall and we are not allowed to keep livestock in village limits - never mind that this was the 2nd year we raised turkeys in our backyard for 4H AND we've had our breed birds for about a year and no one ever said anything. The good news is that we can apply for a variance so we can legally keep chickens but we have to have the approval of all of our neighbors whose yards border our yard. Then we take that to the next council meeting, which is Monday and ask permission. So Jacob and I are going to write something up and go see all 5 neighbors encircling our backyard and ask that they agree we can keep most of our hens. I just found out that our new next door neighbors, who are renters, are the ones that complained to the police in the first place. I'm really hoping their yard doesn't touch theirs so we don't have to go over there. I know it's petty but I just can't see myself going over and talking to these people when they couldn't bother stopping by to ask if we could do something about the crowing and quacking. Real neighborly to just call the police .... grrr... so anyway, keep your fingers crossed for us.