Hello there, I am a 16 year old girl who is just chomping at the bit to have a small farm with livestock of some form... the only problem is, my city is urban and has chicken laws. Absolutely NO chickens they say. Which is crushing, but I came up with a new scheme. I got ducks. Three beautiful Cayuga females. Those girls were my babies, but tragically all three died. One died of unknown causes at approximately two months of age. My other two girls were attacked and eaten by a raccoon who broke into their coop at night. I was so completely heartbroken I considered giving up my dream of having an urban micro farm.. but that dream has resurfaced recently and is now stronger and more determined than ever. Hence, my discovery of backyardchickens.com I'm hoping someone here could help me with ideas of livestock (preferably foul, but I'm opened to anything!!) for a beginning farmer who is within city limits. I'm considering coturnix quail as an alternative to getting more ducks, but I'm still not sure. Are there any other types of foul I should consider? I'm kinda looking for a lower maintenance critter (taking into consideration that I have loads of school work) but I'm not afraid of having to put in time and effort, and get my hands dirty. I look forward to hearing everyone's comments and advice! I need all the help I can get!