When I called the office I was told roosters weren't allowed because they are loud. Have a good day and goodbye (pretty much is how the conversation went). Well, I decided to dig a little deeper than a phone call. I don't see anywhere in the city ordinance where it says I cannot have roosters? There are even publications from other people who live in Independence, Missouri city limits who DO have roosters - some of them have several! Here's one example: http://www.examiner.net/news/x556845383/Urban-agriculture-gains-foothold-in-Independence Here's the ordinance: http://www.jacksongov.org/filestorage/4450/1167/1183/1271/45_animal_control.pdf (the only one I could find anyway) the only thing I can find regarding roosters is noise disturbances. So technically, from what I am reading - I CAN have roosters as long as they are not a disturbance to my neighbors, correct? Couldn't I walk around and speak with my neighbors (there are 5 total) and ask them if they would be open to us having a rooster in our yard?