Hello, I am hoping to start a small (3-5) backyard hen flock at my home on 1.75 acres in Miami Twp (Clermont County) OH. I started by researching our zoning laws, which currently prohibit any livestock on less than 5 acres. They said that people have applied for exemptions, but all have been denied--even for only hens. I was told: "If someone wants a change to our code, they must make application which involves the applicant researching and constructing the language change for the code, being sure it is defensible in court, going before the County Planning Commission, Miami Township Zoning Commission and the Miami Township Board of Trustees. There is a $300 application fee and there must be 20 copies of the application and new text with the new language" Is there anyone in my township that might be interested in pursuing this with me?? I think the $300 application fee is pretty ridiculous, and am considering just asking my neighbors if they have an issue with it--and if not, just going for it. However, I don't want to invest in coop building, and get attached to my hens only to have to get rid of them so I'd rather be proactive. If anyone has similar code ammendments they have submited to their township/municipalities that were successful, would you mind sharing them with me? Thanks in advance!