The time has come to tell our story and ask for help and advice... We bought our first home outside the city in a newly constructed housing developement in a 2 day window last December, you army families out there know what that's like...we were not informed of the HOA until after the final signing was finished. Come spring, my husband decided we needed 2 hens for our 1/2 acre of the world. We checked with city & county ordinance, which allow up to 6 hens. Thinking we were well within our rights, we raised our hatchlings. Then the notice came.... Since we are the ones breaking the rules, we are working very hard to fight fair and work WITH the HOA to change the ordinance, but what do you do when they don't want to play by their own rules??? The neighbors we share a fence with, one of whom is the HOA President, don't mind the hens at all! They are kept very clean and are a quite breed. One of the 3 had no idea we even had them. That being said the president has been trying to work with us to change the ordinance, but the Secretary is dead set against allowing it & coincidentally is the one who "turned us in," (which creeps me out, because she lives on the other side of the developement and would have had to do some serious stalker recon to see them in our backyard) and keeps voting us down in the board vote. So now we have to get the vote of the people at a meeting September 8th. We need 75% of the 100+ homes in the development. Problem? Getting 75% of the homeowners to show up to make a vote to happen! Only 20 people showed up to the one and only HOA meeting where the board was "elected" when the developer handed over the HOA. Has anyone encountered something similar? What worked for you? I'm really tired of dealing with these people already. It's a military town, most neighbors will be gone in 1-4 years. We're here for 10 & have already invest a lot of time and money in our property. I don't appreciate being told what I can or can not do by one bitter army wife that can't even edge her lawn or weed her flower bed. What happens if we can't get the homeowners to show up to vote? One crazy lady gets to dictate the HOA ordinance? The HOA is supposed to be for all of us. Help.