Hello, my name is Brieana. After years of dreaming and a huge concerted effort, a backyard chicken ordinance in Moline, Illinois was passed last night! My husband and I signed up for a course on backyard chickens at our local community college, which is happening tonight! Taking this class is a requirement to get our chicken permit from the city. I am so excited to finally be able to get chickens! I'm a vegan and I want to adopt some spent laying hens to keep purely as pets. I haven't done a lot of research because I didn't want to get my hopes up until the law was finally in the books (there has been a LOT of negativity in our city about the ordinance). So now comes the research part. I can't wait to learn more about keeping chickens!