We have been working on changing the local ordinances in the city of Carrollton, GA since April. In March I received a notice on my door which stated that the three hens that I had in my backyard did not comply with city ordinances and that they must be removed from my property within forty-eight hours. Instead of removing them, I gathered a group of almost eighty people that lived in my community (via facebook) that all agreed that we should be able to keep chickens on our property in a reasonable manner if we wish to do so. We had more than thirty from that group show up in yellow shirts at the city council meeting to request that the ordinance concerning the keeping of chickens be changed. Luckily, the council was very open to the idea and they were willing to work with us. It was a long process, but several meetings later they finally voted on it at the August 1 meeting and approved changing the ordinance in our favor! We are now allowed to own up to 6 hens (no roosters) on any residential property in the city as long as the coops can be located 25 feet from the property line. I was extremely happy about this and I have already expanded my flock of three to the maximum of six. I just wanted to share.