I cannot find a single, valid reason to ban backyard chickens in Ogden. That's because I can actually come up with not one, but many, and here are three: non-compliance, non-compliance, non-compliance.
In considering non-compliance, one need only look at the many non-compliant pet owners in the city, and the resources wasted on enforcing compliance. Issues with too many pets, non-licensed pets, and stray pets run amok in Ogden. And what happened to respecting your fellow neighbors in regards to barking dogs through the night? I cannot begin to tell you the number of times I have been woken in the midst of a deep slumber to a yapping neighborhood dog.