I just posted about wind turbines, and now have a chicken issue also - looks like we are dealing with lots of traditionally rural issues in our city!
Our city code is silent on chickens. Some elected officials want to zone them out, citing all kinds of negative impacts (attracting fox and racoons etc., dirt, noise, smell). My preference would be to regulate them, but I am not sure if this is a battle I want to take on right now. I'd really like to know what other urban areas are doing vis a vis chickens. And what kinds of impacts do urban chickens have? For example, is there any info out there on whether chickens really do attract vermin?