I have looked up the laws in my city and chickens are illegal here I don't know who from the city I should contact first? I have read in some cities chickens are illegal but tolerated as long as your neighbors are ok with them. I only want 5-6 hens, I really want to make this happen. I live in a small town in MN. Thanks! Here is the law right from my cities government pages "Section 9.54. Animals and Fowl-Keeping, Housing, Treatment, Restraint, Confinement and Trespasses. Subd. 1. Definition. For purposes of this section, the term "animals" means cattle, horses, mules, sheep, goats, swine, ponies, ducks, geese, turkeys, chickens, guinea hens, and all other animals and feathered fowl except dogs and cats, unless such pets are specifically included in particular subdivisions hereof. Subd. 2. Keeping. It is unlawful for any person to keep any animal, not in transit, in any part of the City not zoned for agricultural purposes. What do we do next? Get a permit? From What I can tell we are in the zoning area for general buisess or posibly right on the edge of residential and general business. We have and auto repair and hair solon across the street from our house and a grain feed mill across the other street.