I thought I was within the gray area of the law when I got our girls last year. It only takes one ticked off neighbor who is not even in contact with my property to make a complaint. All other residents on the street are willing to sign my petition. I am filing for a variance to keep my chickens and am stuck on how to word my reason for asking for the variance. I have chickens to eat a healthier option, show my kids how to grow and sustain our own food and also give them some responsibility. How would you word the reasoning? TIA!