I wanted other peoples opinion on this, my wife and I figure our new chicks will be part of our family and are thus considered pets. This ordinance confuses me... Do you think we'll be keeping chicks illegally, after reading the below? We've ordered 4, and they'll free range for the most part in our back yard (they will have a small fenced area too). It's really weird too, because every city and county around us allow chickens freely. I've always known that the big city next to us (Portland Or) allows chickens, so I never thought that my city, so close to farm land, would be opposed to them...I didn't think to look until today while I was bored at work. From the Livestock and Poultry section... "Except for household pets and as otherwise permitted by the Code or other City ordinance, no person shall keep or maintain livestock or poultry within the City."