I have a meeting with our Mayor tomorrow afternoon. I wanted to help educate him on keeping backyard chickens. I emailed him the other day after a new article came out about our town voting down a really good chicken ordinance but saying a couple in a residential area could have 16 horses. (I may or may not have referred to them as the Council of Hypocrites) I have had chickens in the middle of town for over a year. The ordinance I read said hens could not be running at large, same as any other animal. The reason the ordinance was voted down was because one of the council members "cleaned a chicken house and they don't belong in town". I guess I want to know what you think. Should I tell the Mayor I have 4 hens and invite him to see them and how wonderful they are? Or is that just setting myself up for problems?