I met with a zoning attorney yesterday. These are my options: KEEP IN MIND THAT NO ONE HAS COMPLAINED AND I HAVE NOT BEEN CITED - I am just trying to get ahead of the curve. A. Fight for all chicken owners in Fort Mohave. This would involve a legal challenge of the code, public hearings, presentations, etc. The County could then change the code, but not necessarily write it in such a way that I would be able to legally keep "poultry." And if they still didn't allow poultry on lots less than 1 acre, I would have to file for a variance. B. Fight for myself. File for a variance based on the fact that the code is so flawed that it is completely unenforcible and that my lot borders miles and miles of land zoned for "agriculture." Give them the $500 bucks, present tons of data on raising poultry as pets and hope that they grant me the variance. I hear at least 4 (not mine) different roosters crowing every morning, along with peacocks, dove, and road runners. Add grackles and crows during migration. C. Do nothing and wait to be cited. Talk to the neighbors and tell them what I'm doing and ask them to call me first if they have any problem. If/when I am cited, point out that they also have to cite me for having a dog, a garden, and an "orchard" (I have 3 citrus trees). Considering that this is Mohave County and that the guy I spoke with at zoning said, "as long as nobody complains, who's to know?" we're opting for B. The attorney also told me that they could not take my birds away unless/until I had exhausted the appeal process and lost my appeal. And if the HOA says anything, I can just point out that their policy is in violation of the code because you are not permitted to have a dog or cat on any residential property not zoned "agriculture." That should stir up a really nice can of worms - which my birds can eat!