So my mom owned our house before us-we bought it from her. She had chickens there legally since about 10+ years ago. When we bought the house we inherited the chickens. Since she got them however they have changed the rules. Most lots in town are 7000sqft or less. The rules are that you can have one chicken if your lot is 7000sqft and 1 more per extra 1000sqft you have. Our lot is just under 7000sqft. So basically we are not allowed to have any chickens. I'm not particularly worried-our neighbors seem fine with our hens. We even had city workers replacing a water line in our back yard over the course of a week, two summers ago. They never said a thing. It just irks me that a smallish farming community has such a silly rule-essentially keeping most of the city from having chickens. Pish!