Well, the battle has begun to not only save my byc, but bring the opportunity to everyone in my city. I've had byc for 2 years. The code is somewhat nebulous, doesn't specifically mentions chickens, but also doesn't specifically use the defined word of "domestic pets" to 100% rule out chickens. The code does, however, have 2 full pages on how to have a pot bellied pig... Go figure. Generally, byc are illegal though... Anywhoo, this summer a neighbor finally complained (really, over some petty issues NOT related to the chickens) and the city animal control came to my door. He gave me a warning because the council had started discussing it 4 mos ago when another gal received a complaint. Only she had to pay a $150 fine! So, I contacted my city council person, the local newspaper, and the local TV station. I gave multiple interviews today. Turns out, my council rep is a fan of byc and is friends with the gal who was fined. However, the council's last straw poll went like this 3 for, 3 against, 1 absent. What's worse, the 1 absent is dating Ms. Mayor, and Ms. Mayor is against it because "it will cost $10-$15,000 to change the code and we don't have that kind of money right now". Sigh. Anyway, see here for the clip of our TV interview. Click on the 3rd box for the clip. http://nwtv12.img.entriq.net/htm/nwtv12flashplayer.htm?articleID=9437 See here for a blog post by a local community action group http://communitysolutionsmn.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/save-the-chickens/ Politics is a weird world. If you are inclined, I covet your prayers!