The St. Petersburg Times reports residents in Gulfport, Florida, a "funky Pinellas County city" (pop 12,500; map are now allowed to keep up to 10 chickens per household!
The City Council voted this week to allow urban chickens after months of debate.
The origin of the effort was a loud-squawking hen laying an egg within earshot of a cop. Said cop cited the owners for violating city code, and the owners took the issue up with the Council.
So, if you're in the throes of trying to convince your own city government to allow urban chickens, know that the process is long, but if you're persistent, you'll prevail.