Hello all. I am new to the forum. I was thinking about getting a few eggs to hatch 1. my girls would love to watch the chicks hatch, 2. they would love them as pets, and 3. We have always liked fresh eggs. My question is about the laws in Beloit, WI It says 20 chicken in 5 acres..... First of all who has 5 acres in the city? Does that mean you have to have 5 acres before they even will let you have 1 with a max of 20? Or is it rated compared to the size of your plot. Also it says that a max of 1 animal per Acre.....so does that mean you have to have at least an acre? it seems to contradict itself or at best not written in the best way. Anyway here is what it says. "6.2.8 LIVESTOCK. (Am. #3240) Livestock, as defined in Section 7.243(1) of the Code of General Ordinances, may be kept in the DH, Development Holding District, provided that all required permits are obtained. A minimum lot area of 5 acres shall be required for the keeping of any livestock. A maximum of one animal unit shall be allowed per full acre of land area of a parcel. One animal unit shall be the equivalent of: one horse or pony, steer, bull, cow, heifer or calf; or 4 swine; or 10 sheep or goats; or 20 chickens, ducks, turkeys or pheasants." Also it says that a permit is required, does anyone know where to get these and do they cost much? I also wanted to know the best breed for kids and egg layers but I can post that in the correct area. I want to look for myself at the different breeds before I start asking questions, but if you want to give any advice I would gladly take it. Thanks!!