So, I called a week ago and the lady in the building department said "yes" I could have chickens. When I was talking to the commissioner today about my fence issues I asked to clarify some code with him about the chickens and apparently my city has two ordinances that conflict. One says I can own chickens if they are contained in my yard and not left to roam into neighbors and don't break noise ordinances (ie no roosters) the next one says that I can't own anything that belongs in a zoo or farm... I asked him what the city's final standpoint was and he said "I don't have one" So, now what? Do I spend the time and energy and hope none of the neighbors complain or do I stop. I am afraid to ask the neighbors for fear of drawing attention where it does not need to be drawn!