After a neighbor started turning me in for crazy stuff, I decided it was time to get a permit for my girlies and I found out it really wasn't that big of deal. It's not even illegal to have a rooster but they are discouraged due to noise. The city manager buys farm fresh eggs from someone local and the city recorder has had chickens in 4H. I had to obtain 9 signatures out of 14 houses within a 200 yards of my house and that was it. Everyone was more than happy to sign and was very excited to hear I had them. I was invited into every home to talk about their experiences with chickens, lol. They, of course, hinted at wanting eggs and some even wanted to come over and see them. I wish every town was this easy. It really should be!