This thread is prompted by a number of cases where people were made to give up their beloved backyard chickens because town ordinance and/or closed minds did not see the chickens as legitimate or legal pets. The below article was brought to light in another thread and it's a great example of the problem: http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/Front/1043194.html Perhaps we can collect in this one place 1) the best ordinances we know of or can find that authorize chickens as pets and also 2) the best reasons chickens should be allowed as pets. This info could be a resource for anyone trying to make the case for more evolved ordinances in their towns. And for those simply trying to educate others on why chickens are good and valid pets. Mods, if you deem it worthy, maybe this thread could park up top for awhile so it doesn't get buried as the info builds, which I'm thinking could take a bit of time. I started a thread awhile back where some people sent in good info about ordinances - I'll dig it up and copy the info into this thread so everything is in one place. JJ p.s. If citing an ordinance, maybe you can pull out its most important sentences and include them in the body of your post to save folks from having to hunt down the ordinance..thanks!