Ok here is the problem my Boss and I were going to get some chickens for the clinic(he has 5 lots around the clinic. The Ac lady told us there is a 25 chicken limit in Mason City can even have roos!! Well she comes in yesterday and tells us we can't have them because the zoning area there is different and we can't have them but we can have an adult book store. Well we would really like to have the chickens the ones we have ordered are all on the preservation list We would like to get a exception on the zoning ie preservation of heritage breeds, education(we do tours for children at the clinic). Any one got any advice. I told her they are pets and she said they would have to be in the house then well there are a lot of dogs in Mason that are out 24/7 guess they aren't pets then hmmmm Private PMs and e mails are fine if we don't want to clog of the forum I do not want to cancel my order to sandhill as the breeds I am getting are sold out for this season.