We live on 1.6 acres in the city limits. We have 9 hens that we raised form chicks and they are about to start laying. "Someone in the neighborhood" complained that we have chickens. Animal control came out and said that we have to get rid of 5. However, I looked over the ordinance and it stated that the limit didn't apply to pets kept inside INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO parakeets, parrots, etc. Do you think I could put 5 of them in the workshop area of my garage and call them pets? I found a laying chicken cage that would work. I thought I would just rotate them between that and the outdoor pen but only keeping 4 at a time in the backyard. My 10 year old is freaking out and doesn't want to get rid of any of them and my husband and I don't want to either. My son wants to show some of them in the Co. fair. I don't even know which ones are good layers for crying ouy loud and they are our babies! Any suggestions or thoughts about this? I live in Rogers, AR. Thanks!