We live out in the country and we own a little over 8 acres. We have no neighbors on one side or in the back. We positioned our house so that the house sits at an angle. The back of the house faces the corner with no neighbors and the front of the house faces the other homes. All of our neighbors are at least 800 or 900 feet away from our house. The deed restrictions state: With the exception of 4-H projects, no swine or poultry shall be permitted on any lot. Large domestic farm animals are permitted, but shall be limited to one her 1.5 acres of fenced pasture. DH thinks we should check with the neighbors and ask if they have a problem with us keeping about 5 laying hens. Do you think we should even discuss it with them or just wait until someone has a problem with it (if they even notice)? Would it be within my deed restrictions if I bought chickens from the 4-H kids at the county fair?