I started reading this forum and found that the same problem exists in several countries; people are prevented from having chickens as garden (or backyard) pets by outdated laws or legal documents. Here in the UK we have the same problem. Many householders when buying their property sign their contracts not understanding the legal implications of the statements, or more exactly, the interpretation of the documents by different people. We have a paragraph in our household contract that states; "Not to keep upon the Property any animals or birds except for dogs cats and indoor caged birds and animals usually kept as domestic pets and not to breed any such domestic pets." Thus, if chickens are classed as 'domestic pets" it should be acceptable to have them in our garden. Here in the UK several thousand households have a few chickens as pets, each with their own name, and treated in a similar manner as cats and dogs. However many house owners are prevented from having chickens by outdated laws which do not consider chickens as domestic pets. Chicken owners do consider them as pets of course, and enjoy the pleasure that chickens can bring, with the added bonus of a fresh supply of free range eggs too!! If you agree that chickens should be classed as 'domestic pets' please sign in and 'like' our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-o...Get-our-Chickens-Back/196271817112559?sk=info Thank you, and lets change the status of these wonderful birds.