Truly, I thought this was the kind of thing that could only happen in my part of the world. So, imagine my surprise to hear of this tempest brewing in the teapot of Missoula, MT.
According to Wikipedia, the town of Missoula boasts a "thriving arts scene." Surely, everybody knows this to be code for farm-animal-friendly. If wouldn't surprise me a bit to find a goat or two hidden in the backyards of a couple of these folks.
photo of "America" The Chicken © All rights reserved by Anne Medley