I just got a visit from the city building inspector. Apparently our local ordinances have changed (before we got the chicks) and we ARE allowed to have up to 3 chickens. BUT they have to be 50 feet from any dwelling or street. My yard is not big enough for this. He is going to drop off the paperwork later today for me to apply for a permit to keep Penguin, Petrie and Padma but I do not think they will issue it because I do not have them housed outside. I am going to write up a proposal asking for permission to keep them as housepets as we have been doing. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what to include in this proposal?