information was not available. 3 A packed house tonight to learn how to RAISE CHICKENS. The city council approved an urban chicken ordinance that allows people to raise hens on their property after completing a course. Since then classes have been full. But only 300 people will be given permits... tonight the last of the 300 showed up for their classes. Channel 4's Scott Johnson joins us live with more details on raising farm animals in the CITY. 3 3 0-55-1021-2637-4254-59 VO) they lined up to get the last of the chicken permits offered in jacksonville.TREY KIRWIN/APPLYING FOR CHICKEN PERMIT 8:34 - I think having back yard chickens is a cool urban movement and I think it's really good for our children to understand where our food comes from.tonight a packed house filled the county agricultural extension office to take a class learning how to raise chickens in the city limits.MICHAEL DAVIS/COUNTY EXTENSION DIRECTOR 10:05 - this is a limited ordinance to only allow folks a few hens in their back yard. But their seems to be a lot of enthusiasm both in jacksonville and around the state for this.some in this group will get the last of the 300 permits the city is issuing to raise chickens... the rest will go on a waiting list.LISA HENRY/APPLYING FOR CHICKEN PERMIT 7:30 - If we can have naturally raised chickens in our back yard where we can control the quality I think that's critically important in this day and age.despite the ordinance ... some individual neighborhoods have opted out . That's why some people's applications will be denied... but those on the waiting list will eventually get their permit.GENORA CRAIN-ORTH/URBAN CHICKEN 3 scott, are any other cities in our area considering urban chicken ordinances?