How do I go about changing an ordinance? I called the municipal building a few months ago and when I asked about having no more than 4 hens (no rooster) the person said that shouldn't be a problem. Today I was informed that I need to own 5acres for even 1 chicken. I own 1.25 acres and my backyard butts up against an Amish farm. Of course you know I've fallen in love with the babies and hate the idea of losing them.