we have chickens but we live in the county. Our son lives in Ogden Utah and the city just denied them to have chickens. The reason was that the city has to high of an imigrant population (whatever that means) and the powers that be were afraid they would have a cock fighting problem. My son said how about just hens and they said that would also be a problem because the city would become one big chicken coop covered in poop! Sometimes when you are dealing with city fathers you have to take their silly ideas and move on!!