So I called the city of joliet to verify if I can have chickens--because the ordinance I found refering to fowl basically stated that fowl can not defecate on other property or fly about. But the city person I talked to refer to these parts of the ordinance 47-5.1 PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES No land shall be used or occupied and no building or structure shall be designed, erected, altered, enlarged, occupied or used other than for one of the following uses: (d) agricultural uses, provided no retail sales are regularly made on the premises and provided further that no building housing farm animals is located on the premises; (4) agricultural uses not meeting the requirements of Section 47-5.1(d), provided that a building housing farm animals shall be located not less than five hundred (500) feet from any other lot located in a residential district; Well I live on a smaller 80x120 lot --no way I can meet the 500ft rule. But do you think I can get anywhere with these ordinances? She also said they get alot of complaints about backyard chickens!! Do you think I could get this changed or? I am soooo new to this. Thanks!