I applied for a permit to have chickens and also to have a single bee hive. I had been denied over the phone for the bees because i was not in an agricultural zoned area. I had a home inspection today for the chickens @ 1:30 pm. around 10:00 am i called in the health department to see if they would reconsider the bee hive denial based off my research of Omaha City Ordinance Article II sec. 18-18 stating that UNLESS you live in an Ag. Zoned area you must apply for a permit and have 25 ft of clearance in all directions OR have a 6ft fence.. I have both. Call went well so i thought and was told they would do both inspections at 1:30... 45 minutes later the person incharge of authorization called and said he went to city hall pulled my home owners assoc. guideliness (since expired on aug 27th 2007) and told me both inspections would be denied.... the inspector also stated that chickens would excape through the 3 inch slots around my fence.... really after proving my ability to have chickens the final word was NO... they said that its not fair to my neighbors since I live in a nice neighborhood and people pay good money to live in a area like this to get away from people like that! WOW I am mad!