LANCASTER, NY - Amber Lang lives in the town of Lancaster with her boyfriend, their new born daughter.....and 17 chickens and two goats.
"They're pets, they all have names," she said, as she sat on a hay bale cradling her 6 week old baby and offering food to her animals.
Lang and her family were recently served with papers from the town saying they can't keep the animals in a barn behind their home on a mostly rural stretch of Broadway, because doing so violates a recently amended town code.
"This all initiated from a neighbor complaining to the building inspector," confirmed outgoing Town Supervisor Robert Giza.
"I mean, I feel sorry, because I'm sure (Lang) feels close to her chickens and the goats."
He notes Lang's home, and that of her pets, is within an area which is zoned for commercial, residential, and office use.