Okay i have checked into our laws and asked the ordinance people and they both stated that chickens are not allowed. But after last years attempt by a group of kids from a 5th grade elementary school they seemed to be more keen to the idea but needed more convincing. I have planned on getting together a presentation of where eggs come from battery cages and all that stuff, along with stuff from animal control people in bigger cities. One of their concerns is that it would tax the local animal control personnel and they would receive several noise complaints. I plan on calling a couple of cities close to us and seeing if they can answer some questions on how often they receive complaints and how often they are dealing with chicken related issues. From a nearby town last year they said they have had one or two calls a year for chicken related issues and none are noise complaints. I have had other suggest getting a petition together and having people sign it. I'm not sure if I want to go door to door but I will if I have to, I want chickens because I love eggs and I want to know that my eggs are coming from a hormone free feed fed chickens. I live in a state that promotes independence and such but they restrict us on producing our own feed. And tips and hints you all can give me would be awesome! The kids last year did a great job but i think they need to hear from tax payers, I honestly am looking at moving out of the city so i can supply my family with better food, would that be a push, i would no longer be paying them taxes i'd be paying the county right?