This Thursday I am going in front of City Council to speak about legalizing chickens in my town. I did the first round of this a couple of weeks ago, and, overall, they seemed pretty open to it. This Thursday, I am addressing a committee which is a smaller group of council members that looks deeper into the issue to see if there would be any concerns. At the last meeting the following were concerns: Noise Smell Spread of Diseases to/from wilb birds or other chickens Size of Coop Distance from Neighbor property/dwelling I was hoping that you guys would be able to help me address some of these issues, and suggest other resources. I am planning on contacting my County Extension to address the disease issues. How far from a neighbor's dwelling do you think the coop would have to be to eliminate or drastically reduce the smell and noise issues? How big should a coop and run be to accomodate 4-6 chickens? I was hoping that as chicken owners, you guys would know the answers to alot of these questions, if you could, I would also like some more "official" resources like the County Extension. Thanks!!