Yippee!!! I just found out my application for a special permit to keep chickens was granted!! The animal control officer in charge of my case was very sweet. She had to interview 28 of my neighbors (I don't know nearly that many of my neighbors) and no one was opposed to me having chickens. My petition was specifically for Bantam hens, and now I can keep up to 3 at any given time. Our city ordinance has a limit of 4 pets total, 3 of the same species. Now I can go chicken shopping and get my poor little banty a friend! Thanks to everyone here who helped me with my letters to the city. I appreciate this support.