Ok so I have had some young chicks for a few weeks after calling multiple sources and being told hens were allowed in the city. Well I couldn't find specific details so I decided to dig deeper and this is what I found. It seems pretty silly and I'm not sure if I should just raise my chickens indoors and not tell anyone or should I attempt to get written permission from the Chief of Police? This just seems so stupid because basically you can't have anything and I would already be in trouble for having pet rats, a chinchilla, and a snake. I know TONS of people that have them in town, so we are all outlaws? I'm afraid if I try to get permission to have an outdoor coop I will possibly lose my other pets. Any advice? OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC POLICY, 14.03 CITY OF MANITOWOC (1m) Restricted Species. (a) No person, except for a duly authorized licensed breeder or pet shop owner, shall keep, sell, breed or offer for sale one or more horses, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, geese, ducks, doves, pigeons or other fowl, bees, large predators, endangered species or poisonous snakes, rodents, reptiles, exotic species or wild animals (collectively creatures) or construct or use shelters therefore within the City of Manitowoc without the written permission of the Chief of Police or his designee. In considering any request for such permission, the Chief of Police or his designee shall consider the number and type of animals or creatures, their location, the facilities to be used for such purpose and the likelihood of a public or private nuisance being created, a health hazard, and the ability of the owner to responsibly control and care for the creatures. (b) All stables, coops, yards, pens, kennels or other structures wherein any animal or creature is kept shall be constructed so as to be cleanable and kept in good repair. The inside and outside shall be whitewashed or painted as often as necessary to keep them clean or finished with such material that can be easily cleaned. All such structures shall be kept clean and sanitary and shall not cause any objectionable odor. Accumulations of cleanings or manure of more than one day's operation in any such structure shall be deemed a violation of this section and subject to a forfeiture action.