Well, tonight's the night of my chicken hearing with the board of zoning appeals in Barberton, OH. Wish me luck. I received a warning ticket in mid/late May and have kept my birds under a zoning variance permit since then. The local law says: Development Code Chapter 1140.01 (4) states: Only Domestic Animals as defined in Chapter 1360 shall be permitted on Residential Single-Family, Two-Family and Multi-Family lots, Zoning Code District, RA, RS, RT and RM. (Ord. 157-2003. Passed 12-15-03.) Chapter 1360.02 (58) defines a Domestic Animal as: A cat, dog, or other small animal of the types commonly maintained as household pets. Chickens aren't mentioned, and I bet most everyone here on this forum would consider them a relatively common household pet. I think I have a good chance.