We have recently adopted an adult pair of fainting goats, an absolutely love them. We were snitched on though by an un-neighborly neighbor (quiet goats that have never gotten out...someone just had a vendetta out for us) and we are now going through a process of getting a petition signed in our town to allow us, and people who want to do the same, to keep goats in the backyard. Our current ordinance, drafted in 1991, requires 1 acre per animal, not including a 15 ft perimeter, to keep all livestock, regardless of breed. Has anyone else dealt with this in other towns. Sorry for not talking about chickens, believe me, I will. We have 40 chickens, and we LOVE them. We also LOVE our goats, and want to change the system. I met the mayor the other night, and he was supportive, and felt like if we could get 1000 signatures, we would have a rocking case. We are currenty under 100 with a week to go...(we have a 10 day appeal, or we have to relocate the goats). FYI, or ordinance had such hazy language, that we thought we would be okay to have the goats and refer to them as pets, not livestock. We were incorrect, but it feels like a system that needs to adapt, and so we are really happy to be the ones drafting the petition. It is on my website, and I would love to have friends back me ont his.