My significant other and I just bought our first house and are in the process of moving to Oak Grove, MO (a small town about 40 minutes outside of Kansas City). I was excited to finally leave apartment life, and was looking forward to raising some chickens!
I knew most of the surrounding municipalities (including larger cities like Independence) allowed hens to be kept inside city limits, with some stipulations. I could not, however, find any information regarding the rules in Oak Grove, so I called city hall. After being transferred to the correct employee, I was informed that I could not keep chickens inside the city limits. Period. In an old town with a rich country heritage.
This is a law I am determined to get changed, but I don't really know where to start. I'm probably the only Oak Grove resident on here, it being such a small town. And being a brand new resident I don't know the current climate towards the idea of back yard chickens.
What is the best way for me to go about changing this? Aside from moving again.