BF is entertaining a job offer in Madison, WI - how is the chicken 'scene' there? The City Chicken website lists some cities, Madison included, but I am completely unfamiliar with the area and commute times. Is there anywhere we could live and have a decent number of hens and roos near Madison, WI? WI Caledonia, WI. A recent fight with city hall here resulted in a no-chickens-allowed ordinance. There are a number of articles on-line about the debate in this city. Ellsworth, WI. Pierce County has a medical officer do a visual check of your property. A permit of $50 is required. Up to 10 hens allowed. Keeping birds in a chicken tractor would keep you from having to get a building permit. Fond du Lac, WI. No chickens allowed in this city as they are considered a public nuisance. Greebay, WI. The law reads: May have 4 birds over 8 inches tall per residence plus a clutch or part of a clutch for 8 weeks. Madison, WI. Up to four chickens per household. Not allowed to roam free. Keep pen 25 ft. from neighbors. $10 annual permit required. Hens only; no roosters allowed. Shorewood Hills, WI. It is said that the village Clerk keeps six hens. Noise and smell are regulated, but not the number of chickens.