Ok so I live in Orange County California, in a suburban housing area that does allow chickens. I also live with a HOA, which makes me have to ask my neighbors for permission with practically everything. My husband and I have waited almost a year since we got the chicken itch, to finally start. Well yesterday we came across a lightly used chicken coup and well bought it!!! Yay!!!! Or so I thought. I wanted to make sure to hit up my neighbor behind me and next to me. I just need 2 signatures and had no problems with the next door neighbor, but back neighbor was a whole different story. Now I think i can by pass the back neighbor but I want to stay good with them, plus now they know of my plan. There concerns were legit....if you were the owner of the chickens. They are worried about allergies, odor, and noise. I have done the research and allergies from what I have read....unless I missed something, are caused with direct contact with the chickens. I'm ok with no play dates with them if that's the issue, their kids don't ever have to touch them or go near them. The odor I get, I don't want it to stink, it will get cleaned and I also know of things to help with the odor on top of all the cleaning. The noise factor, their next door neighbors dog makes more noise then chickens would. There will be no Rooster, and I only want 4 chickens (legally I can have up to 5). So I need help in how to approach them with answers to their concerns? They only gave me concerns, they never asked any questions. I did not find that fair that they just shut me down. They do not know how many chickens I plan to house. I told them there will be no rooster. So I'm stuck. I want to keep my neighbors happy but I want my chickens too. Anyone have any advice? Thanks.