Let the kid keep the birds and get rid of the city idiot who is pressing the issue. I promise you someone did complain about the chickens, because typically the city doesn't get off their ass unless someone does complain, but it probably wasn't one of the next door neighbors, who are the only one's who should have a say in this. If that is the case, the city should bury the file and leave the poor family alone. More than likely the sad unhappy person who did complain will have found some other pressing problem to grip about and will move away.
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