Elkie, let me explain my pov a bit better.Riverdale, My neighbor just bought a really loud motorcycle that he was working on late last night and early this morning. He also rides it to work, which means he starts it to warm up at 4:30am and then after 5 minutes or so roars off. He expects me not to have issues with it. By your logic, he should live in an industrial area rather than a suburb. It's a few hens, less noisy then my neighbors children and dogs, especially at night since they hit the roost when the sun goes down! I really don't understand why more communities don't allow them and I applaud those who are trying to get that changed! I guess I could move if I don't like the motorcycle, but then he could move if he didn't like my chickens!