Hello everybody. My family and I are looking to house some egg layers on our property in the Village of Victor, NY. Current codes don't allow it, but we're trying to get a variance. We're also documenting the adventure on our blog at http://SmithCoop.com. Here's the current code: § 170-21 Livestock [Added 11-9-1964]A. No lot may be used or occupied and no structure may be erected, maintained or used for harboring or raising for sale or in connection with any transaction for profit of pigeons, dogs, swine, goats, rabbits, cows, horses, poultry, foxes, mink, skunks or other fur-bearing animals so as to constitute a public nuisance. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing herein contained shall prohibit the raising of domestic animals or poultry on any farm in the Village of Victor, within the definition of the term farm. B. No farm animal may be stabled no storage of manure or other odor- or dust-producing substances allowed in any zoned district, nor nearer than 40 feet from any lot line on any farm in any residential district. The way I read this is that as long as it's not for profit, and not a nuisance, we should be good. My wife reads it as saying the only way to do it is be be a farm according of their definition. We will be heard before the zoning board in a couple weeks. We just received a letter stating that we can't do it because we're not a farm. And we can't be a farm because we're not selling anything. This seems to be their sticking point. This will be my first time going before a zoning board. Due to the timing, there's not another meeting to attend before ours. So any help or suggestions on how to read/interpret/work around the code would be greatly appreciated!