I had a run in with code enforcement today. One of my hens flew over the fence and though we saw her go and retrieved her right away, the bad neighbor called code enforcement. We were given 72 hours to relocate them. I have a friend they can go to, but I want to change the city codes. I've been researching this site and others, and appreciate all your stories. I hope it will not be too much of a fight! Here's the code they cite: § 6.16.015 Allowable animals. The keeping of animals at each residence/ dwelling within the city limits shall not exceed two cats and three dogs over ten weeks of age. (Ord. 08-02, passed 2-19-2008) They say that excludes ANY animal, even parakeets and lizards, etc. and especially chickens. Can you believe that? How likely do you think it is that this can be expanded to allow backyard hens? How would I go about getting an extension for my pets?