Several of us looked from here to Heaven for chicken laws and couldn't find a single thing. Last night there was a piece on the news about chickens and the city wanting us to get rid of our chickens! http://www.kptm.com/global/story.asp?s=12850196 I made several calls today and finally ended up talking to someone in planning. She gave me the info I needed to find the 'chicken laws' and this is where I finally found it....they didn't make it easy to find! http://www.bellevue.net/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=f9dTBsxISoQ=&tabid=90&mid=805 Here is what it says.... 2 2101. AG AGRICULTURAL ZONE PURPOSE: This zone is designed to preserve lands best suited for agricultural use from encroachment of incompatible uses, and to preserve in agricultural use, land suited to eventual development in other uses pending proper timing for practical and economical provision of utilities, major streets, schools and other facilities so that reasonably compact development will occur and the fiscal integrity of the city preserved. A change of zoning from AG to any other classification shall be in accordance with planning practices established by the Commission. PRINCIPAL PERMITTED USES: 2111. Agriculture including the raising of field crops horticulture, animal husbandry subject to rules and regulations of the Board of Health, including feed lots, poultry farms and kennels. Provided, however, that commercial feed lots shall be allowed by special permit only. Expansion of the area of any existing feed lot shall be allowed by special permit only. In no instance shall commercial feed lots be established within one half mile of a designated residential district. 2112. Ranch and farm dwellings pertaining to agricultural operations. Here is what I say....We are NOT a commercial feed lot, we are everyday people trying to cut costs and live a healthier lifestyle by growing and raising our own food!!! Can anyone tell me where I go from here? I know I need to compile a list of pros and cons (and have a rebuttal for the cons) to having chickens in city limits but that's not going to be enough. Please, someone help us Nebraskans!!!!!