Hello everyone! So I am in need of resources, ideas, ANY info. & help about changing the the chicken ordnance in Elwood, Indiana. We have had chickens here since April 2009. We live right next to Calaway Park, which is around 40 acres of park. We have always taken good care of our chickens, and have let anyone who is interested in them check them out. Many times we have let families and individuals hold our chickens when they have seen them from the park. We're happy to educate and let people know how easy and fun it is to raise chickens. The problem - This year our neighbors decided to get chickens. Someone who has a problem with them called the commissioner and left two (strange) complaints on the answering machine after hours. Because of this, we have come up on the radar. The commissioner is a nice guy and wants to work with us so that we can keep our chickens. He stopped by and let us know that it is illegal for us to have chickens in town, but that he's not going to make us get rid of them right away. He personally thinks we should be able to keep them, but it's not up to him. This is exactly why we have been so public with our chickens next to the park, allowing people to hold them and talk chicken. For over a year it has not been a problem (and still isn't, just that it's against the law.) The commissioner said that we could apply for an ordnance, which would cost us $100. He did tell me that someone did this not to long ago for their chickens. He also told me that there are other people in town illegally keeping chickens that he has to talk to now. Our family (and others) would like to not just have to apply for an ordnance thing, but change the law so that others can have their backyard chickens! Our case is special and a big plus, considering that we've live right next to the park for over a year, and we've never had anyone unhappy with our hens. I'm considering talking to the news paper in town, and will probably be going to the ordnance board meeting next month well educated. Thanks for any feed back fellow chicken lovers!!