3 More people in Duval County will be getting permits today as part of a program that will allow them to raise hens in their backyard. There are 87 permits still available -- but you have to attend a class today to get one. Channel 4's Elizabeth Campbell joins us LIVE with WHY so many people want to raise hens -- Elizabeth? 3 3 Instead of buying your eggs from the grocery store, imagine buying them from a local hen raiser.. We spoke last week to a farmer who says this is legal in any Duval County neighborhood and he encourages it.It interests him and he says the eggs taste better. 3 00-1023-29NAT "That's the sound of making an egg." TRACK - Wally Conway enjoys raising hens to see the final product -- what he says are delicious eggs. He is one of hundreds who has obtained a permit to raise them and today 87 more of those permits will be given away. He says he is glad his city is catching on to this movement.SOT -17:53:02'it's exciting to see Jacksonville finally on board with the backyard hen movement, you know historically people always had hens in their backyard, it wasn't until after world war two where we had grocery stores and things going on." TRACK - The Hen pilot program is the result of a grassroots movement created to promote backyard poultry rearing. Some people see the hens as an educational opportunity for their children, for others it's simply a way of life. Conway says the eggs are fresher.NATS TRACK - Only 83 permits are still available for Duval County residents.Today will be the final time to give out permits and it will be done on a first come first served basis.Even communities outside of Jacksonville are considering the trend.SOT - phoner 3:21"as we speak there is discussion in the beaches community that would allow the same thing, there are ordinances that allow this same kind of program in their area, and our extension office has offered to offer the training." 3 The permits will be given out today to those taking the class on raising hens. It will take place at the Duval County Extension Office at 1001 North McDuff Avenue from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight. ELIZABETH CAMPBELL, CHANNEL 4, THE LOCAL STATION.