The push for urban chickens continues both legally and illegally:
Underground Chickens: Episode 99 of The Perennial Plate from The Perennial Plate on Vimeo.
Many of us are dealing with boneheaded government officials and clueless neighbors, like usual, so nothing is easy. Like the Helvenston's garden and other notable stories, home food production is often countered by The Powers That Be... and petty tyrants who desparately long for everyone to have perfectly manicured deserts - I mean lawns - instead of anything that smacks of dirty, yucky agriculture.
I used to keep bees illegally inside Smyrna, TN (may the city perish in fire and brimstone) despite their idiotic codes. We also had a humanure system and a hidden compost bin. Most neighbors would see our luxuriant garden and compliment us as they walked past... but the folks at code enforcement weren't so accommodating.
Anyone have some good illegal chicken stories to share?