Legislation introduced to allow up to 5 hens in Maryland's capital city. Will be interesting to see where this goes. http://www.hometownannapolis.com/ne...w-chickens-in-Annapolis-receives-support.html Annapolis residents this week asked city leaders not to chicken out. A crowd filled the City Council chambers Monday night for a hearing on a proposal to allow residents to have up to five egg-laying hens in their backyards. Aldermen said they've been inundated with emails and phone calls from residents about the chicken bill, introduced last month. From some, the egg-layers legislation has drawn more of a response than talks on the city budget.