Our small village is not zoned for chickens so we applied for a zone variance, argued our case and just received our approval letter today!! Thank you so much to all of you for the wonderful information on this site. I was able to submit paperwork citing the pros of chicken ownership and how we would alleviate potential concerns. When I went for the public hearing everything they were concerned about had already been addressed on my sheet! We'll start building our coop this fall and get our chicks in the spring. Can't wait!!