I noticed another thread about licensing fees, and the original poster was worried about how much they were paying per year to license their flock, and it got me thinking. Do you feel that a license fee would sway a local government towards allowing micro flocks in the community? I mean, revenue is always good, right? I'm drafting ideas for working on our urban village, and thought maybe this would work. We license dogs and cats at the same amount: $24 for unaltered, $12 at altered, with proof of rabies vaccination. What do you guys think? $24 for a flock? Per coop? Should Mareck's vaccine be required for each bird? What about the H5N1 (Avian Flu) vaccine when it comes out? This is the wording of the proposal I want to make: No person shall own more than four (4) hens; roosters are not permitted. No person shall place a coop, pen, housing, or enclosure closer than 25 feet to any neighboring residence. All coops, pens, housing, and enclosures shall be clean and free from insects and disagreeable odors, and hens will be restrained and enclosed at all times on the premises; hens will not be permitted to roam at large. Hens are permitted outside of their coops, pens, housing, and enclosure only when under direct supervision. Feed will be stored in airtight containers impenetrable to rodents and flies. Chickens are to be considered pets and are not to be raised for meat; butchering will not be permissible within city limits. I could easily add something about licensing fees. Thanks for your time, guys!