I am amazed that so many municipalities don't allow chickens!! Here in NYC you can't have a rooster, but hens are fine. Here is the copy of our code: (11) Birds and Fowl (Aves): All predatory or large birds, including, but not limited to, eagle, hawk, falcon, owl, vulture, condor, emu, rhea and ostrich; roosters, geese, ducks and turkeys prohibited or otherwise regulated pursuant to § 161.19 of this Code, the Agriculture and Markets Law or applicable federal law. I believe with the organic craze, urban chickening will become more and more popular, at least I hope so!!