About a week ago a police officer came to my front door and asked me if I had chickens, because he thought he had heard chickens clucking. I told him yes, that I had gotten an okay from the village clerk who said I could have them unless someone complained. I've had them almost a year and all my neighbors had to know I've had them and no one had ever complained about them. We were very careful with keeping things clean, we never had a rooster and my hens were no where near as loud and obnoxious as the dogs all around the neighborhood that bark incessantly! Anyway, I'll be trying to change the law here in this little tiny village where I live. Gee, they can have chickens in Chicago...why not in my little tiny town?? There are cows pastured a block from me and this whole village is surrounded by farm land. This forum will be a good resource this summer when I try to change the law. It's been fun. We sure miss our chickens.