Hollywood Neighbors Face Off In Court Over Fowl Argument

HOLLYWOOD (CBS4)-Hollywood residents Grant and Sandra Einhorn were back in court Thursday in the lawsuit against their neighbors to remove chickens from the neighbors’ yard, which they say are a nuisance.

The court proceedings are in their second day and the Einhorns are hoping a judge will rule in their favor and force their neighbors, Rene and Steve Kohn, to remove their chickens.

In court Thursday, Sandra Einhorn testified that besides the chickens, the Kohns have been harassing her and her husband.

“It’s the neighbors looking over the fence and bragging about the fact that they can see into my bedroom window,” she said. “Sending emails depicting a man and a woman laying in their bed, things being thrown at my house, congregating in front of my house, being loud enough to where I would assume they want me to come outside and see them out there and them knowing when I’m home alone

Back in June, Grant Einhorn told CBS4 that the chickens are noisy and wake them up.

“It’s squawking and it’s at sunrise, sometimes, prior to,” Grant Einhorn said.

Sandra Einhorn said the chickens are loud, smelly and giving them no peace.

“The worst part is the noise, it’s just loud and we don’t like being woken up by chickens,” said Sandra Einhorn in June. “Just the pitch of it and the fact you can hear it through the hurricane windows, it’s irritating.”

The Kohns have more than a dozen chickens at their house in the upscale Emerald Hills section of Hollywood.

Hollywood does have ordinance prohibiting residents from having poultry at their homes and the Kohns are being fined $250 a day for the violation.

But Steve Kohn said his chickens are pets and that his family is often misunderstood because they are Arab Jews. The Kohns said they have a right to raise the chickens as pets

Sandra Einhorn said she even video taped the incidents outside her home.

The trial is expected to conclude Thursday, but the judge may not make an immediate ruling, CBS4’s Joan Murray reported.

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