The new Moline IL ordinance allowing backyard hens is due to take effect in a few weeks! Two young women in our community worked their arses off for the last year to get this through and did an AMAZING job The ordinance is based on the model used in Cedar Rapids IA and specifies: "Henhouses and chicken tractors shall be designed to provide safe and healthy living conditions for the chickens with a minimum of four (4) square feet per bird while minimizing adverse impacts to other residents in the neighborhood." What I'm wondering is whether we should request a special space provision for bantams? Are there any ordinances out there that have specific provisions for bantams? And if so what would be a reasonable amount per bantam hen? Obviously six Old English Game hens don't need quite as much space as six Jersey Giants!