At a council meeting Tuesday, someone in a chicken costume quietly entered the council chambers just as the mayor was discussing a recently-passed backyard hen ordinance.
The costumed chicken took a few turns, flapped its arms, then took a seat in the nearly empty gallery.
Several minutes later, the big bird left - without identifying itself - after laying an egg on the floor.
Council members told The Durango Herald they were perplexed by the costumed chicken but found the visit humorous. The council voted 3-2 earlier this month to make it easier to keep backyard chickens.