Howdy All, I'm in the beginning stages of going through the process of requesting more chickens be allowed in Gainesville, Fl City Limits. Currently within the city of Gainesville, Fl you are allowed to have 2 hens, they cannot crow, and they prefer them not to roam. Recently, county planners proposed changes to allow agricultural activities in urban unincorporated areas bordering Gainesville: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20110722/articles/110729806 "The county's current proposal, which is part of a larger update of the land development code that will go to a County Commission vote in upcoming months, would allow residents of single-family residential zoning districts to keep as many as six chickens for their personal use. There are conditions. No roosters allowed. Chickens must be kept in a coop overnight and not cause a public nuisance through odor or other problems." However, this does not change the ordinance for people living within the city. I would like to see at least 8 chickens allowed in the city but I don't know how well that would fly since the bordering areas where just only allowed 6...... I've spoken with a city commissioner who is planning to put this topic on the agenda for an upcoming city council meeting and get back to me about the date of that meeting. In the meantime, he recommended that I find support within the community. My plan is to start using social networking, namely facebook. This should be easy since I am already "following" and "like" many local groups on facebook that would likely support this movement such as: the local feed store, the local organic pet store, gardening groups, the local 4-H poultry group, and of course the Backyard Chickens of Gainesville Florida. I'm trying to come up with a name that explains the purpose in the title, where I can inform others of the purpose in more detail, gather local support, and update with information on upcoming city council meetings. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. So far a friend and I have come up with: Raise The Backyard Chicken Limit Egg On Backyard Chickens Championing Chickens in Gainesville Allow More Chickens in Gainesville City Chickens in Gainesville Own More Chickens in Gainesville Growing Gainesville Chickens So far, nothing has jumped out at me. I'm itching to get this going though. Once I get the facebook page named and designed I'm planning on posting it on the facebook pages & bulletin boards around town. The local feed store is selling chicks through the end of this month so it's a perfect time to put a flier up there. Thanks in advance to all that are able to provide feedback and/or support. I look forward to your input.