To start I live in a rural area. Specifically a farming township. There are no laws where I live on keeping any form of livestock, unless you live in a subdivision, which has it's own rules. I have a full acre lot. The people behind me own 10+ acres and their house is over 600 feet from my coops. The neighbors to my south are about 400 feet from my coop and the neighbors to the north are about 600 feet from my coop, but no one currently lives in that house. A friend from down the street came over a few days ago and said she had just been at the trustees office. The trustee asked her if she knew if the people at my address had chickens and she said yes. Now mind you I have had chickens for a year now and have had roosters crowing since Feb. The trustee asked her specifically about our area and if we lived in a subdivision. My friend said no. He also asked her how my chickens were kept. She said I have a large coop, a couple of smaller breeding pens and an outdoor brooder. She said that I let them out to run in my fenced yard also. He then asked how many chickens I had and she said she wasn't sure. What happened was a neighbor called and filed a complaint that I had over 50 chickens crammed into a tiny pen, they are not well taken care of and I have about 15 roosters crowing at all hours. I am completely out of control and something needs to be done Well I have 51 chickens right now and 14 total roosters, 11 of which are going to freezer camp in about 3 weeks when they are big enough. Only 3 of those are actually crowing. I also have 6 hens that will be leaving at the same time to go to a friends, since I have 6 young pullets that will be laying in a month. So in three weeks time my 51 chickens will go to 34. The trustee actually gave the name of the complainant to my friend!!!! I was shocked that it was the name of the person behind me. I also found out that the neighbor behind me was talking with the neighbor to the south of me for a good 2 hours the day before the call was made. A week before we had a party and the neighbors to the south were there. The husband had quite a bit to drink and had said to me I am out of control with my chickens. I explained with exact numbers of birds and roosters that it's getting a little crowded out there but a bunch would be gone in a month. I said I had to grow out the roosters before slaughter. We have never had a problem with the people behind us,their son was in mine and DH's wedding, but the people to the south always make comments about our chickens. Even though they have chickens themselves but no roosters. So with what was said to the trustee I am thinking the wife of my neighbor to the south called and gave the other neighbors name. The trustee told my friend that there is nothing for him to even look into because of where we live. So I am getting copies of everything I can in case this turns in to a multiple call harassment case. Thanks for listening, I just had to vent.