I have only read a little of Troy v Padeleski Supreme Court case but it is pretty clear that Padeleski DID violate city ordinances as understood by the city of Troy while establishing their farm, and that the Supreme Court STILL upheld their rights under MRTFA.
Thus I do not believe that there is language in that case that will support your view that a farm must first be 'legally created' according to local ordinances before farmers can be protected by MRTFA.
You have an interesting habit of making strong statements without supporting your views with actual language from specific cases. The one case you do quote (Jerome Township v Michigan) is absurd, since if it were true that no farm created before 1965 is protected by MRTF is established law, then the Supreme Court would surely not have ruled in favor of the residential farmer (Padeleski) at the expense of the city of Troy. But they did. The Michigan Supreme Court ruled in favor of the backyard farmer Padeleski, who was sued by the city of Troy for not conforming with city ordinances.
You started your conversation on this thread with invectives against your neighbor, who has backyard chickens. You have stated explicitly on another thread that it is your goal to have those chickens removed, and that you are busy educating city officials about the true status of MRTF. Do you intend to make the case that your neighbor is not protected by MRTF because she violated city ordinances, was never 'legal', and so has no rights? I think you know that case is weak, and that your goal here is to misinform, confuse, and intimidate.
Chicken farmers, however, are a smart bunch, and flock together. Plus, we (I) feel like we're making the world a better place, and don't really want to let someone get in the way of that. As a result, I have three formal announcements to make.
First, I have Faverolles chicken eggs for sale. 25 cents each, 3 dollars a dozen. Please PM if interested.
Second, I am doing a survey of different egg types, and would be very interested in comparing eggs of different breeds. Please let me know if you are also a commercial farm and could sell me a few eggs. Many thanks.
Finally, I am not sure how much longer I can engage in this particular conversation, but if anyone is going to court to protect their backyard flock, I would be glad to contribute in any way I reasonably can. I think the Thomason case was lost because of a lack of information, and that should be the last time we let that happen.