What is the big stink about chickens and rabbits?? It seems many places have ordinances just for these. Are they commonly a problem? I realize in some cities, etc, that controling chickens helps to cut down on illegal cock fighting and the like, but surely this cannot be the reason in small towns. And if it's the noise, why not just limit it to hens. When did this beef with chickens begin and what is behind it? Was it to discourage people from raising their own food? I have seen ordinances that also prohibit growing crops in town. Does anyone know what started all this anti-chicken thinking?? Maybe if we can pinpoint the reason, it will allow for a better arguement against it.