I checked my local ordinance before my husband set up our coop and I figured we ought to be OK with hens only. Since then two things have happened. One, my hen started laying now at 6 mo of age and that egg song she does is really loud and quite obviously the sound of a chicken to any of my neighbors. We're on a 1 acre lot, but in the type of neighborhood where people will complain and they will do so by calling the city officials. Two, in the city of Hollywood, Florida (very close in the same county of Broward) a case recently went to the county level and it was ruled that the chicken was not domestic and therefore must go. Can someone take a peek at Plantation's ordinances (plantation.org)? I see no mention of livestock. It looks like, on paper, chickens here would only be a problem if they are a noise nuisance. I wonder what stances or arguments folks have taken with any given city when cited. thanks BTW- those eggs she popped out as of this week were fabulous!