Right now in Wake Forest, our chicken ordinances make it nearly impossible for your average layperson (HEH) to have chickens inside the city limits. Currently, my wife and I are the owners of the only permitted chickens inside the limits. My neighbor Emily Cole and I are working to change that. Just today a reporter for NBC-17 news came out to do a piece on our actions to get the permitting process easier. Here is a link to the article that Emily wrote: http://wakeforest.mync.com/site/wakeforest/news/story/4989/backyard_chickens_in_wake_forest And here is a petition that we're trying to get at least 500 signatures from local residences to ease the restrictions. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/WakeForestChickens/index.html I just read that Cary on the other side of Raleigh from us is easing their restrictions. I think this is a step in a positive direction.