I heard a rumor somewhere recently that Collinsville may be considering a backyard chicken ordinance. Good luck with that, I say as someone who has experience in chicken ordinance writing which went no where. For some reason this is a very emotional issue pitting the many who love having chickens against those who believe these birds are a nuisance, dirty and loud if roosters are included.
Actually there are probably many more residents in Collinsville who have chickens already. We hear them from our backyard all the time. Well, actually we hear roosters crowing from several directions. If people do the right thing and have the right coops and yards, chickens are rarely a problem. I'll be interested in seeing if this is really true, will there be a chicken discussion?