The Omaha suburb of Papillion is considering changing its rules to allow as many as four backyard chickens.
The Zivny family hopes Papillion leaders will agree to the change because they have a collection of 20 chickens living in a coop in their backyard.
Steve Zivny says the family didn't realize chickens weren't allowed when they started caring for them about a year ago. Firefighters discovered the family's chickens when battling a fire nearby.
Zivny says the family enjoys the fresh eggs the chickens produce, and the birds eat the family's leftovers and table scraps.
The Papillion City Council will review the proposed rule change Tuesday and vote on it on October 2. If the rule passes, chicken owners would have to get licenses.