So to cut along story short, I live on an acre and a 1/4 in Charles county,md and have owned chickens for the last 6 months. I thought I'd done my homework and was allowed to own a backyard flock. Everything has been great, neighbors excited with the prospect of freebie eggs,I clean coops everyday so not to have anything for anyone to complain about well that all changed on Tuesday with an early knock on the door An inspector asking me if I owned chickens, of course I said yes, anyway 1 neighbor ( lives behind me ) reported me! Not because of noise or smell but because she just has it in for me, she's the grinch of the neighborhood, talks to nobody and just basically rats everyone out for silly things.I was totally in the dark on it even being illegal to keep chickens and because of owning nearly an acre and a half I never in a million years thought I'd get in trouble! So basically he told me I have 30 days to get rid of all but 2 chickens! Charles county allows 1 adult bird per 1/2 acre, how ridiculous is that!!?! My kids are devastated! I just can't fathom the reasoning behind it all! My surrounding neighbors are all supportive and are willing to back me should I decide to fight. Sooooo question is would you fight it or not? I really don't want to just get rid of everything and not even try. Oh and the icing on the cake is my Mean neighbor has at least 5 horses on 2 acres, totally illegal! . any advice would be greatly appreciated!