I live in a little village on a .18 acre lot. (Catch that? POINT18 acre..... not 18 acres. Hahaha Don't we all wish!) So, after my house, and my useless front yard, I have about 2 tic tacs of real space in which I keep 8 very contented chickens. Two of them are only about 12 weeks old, so they are not running the yard as much as the big girls, but there is still plenty of room, vegetation, and bugs for them when they are old enough. We started with 4, but they got too uppity, so we added the other 4 to remind them that they ARE chickens!
The ordinances here do not limit the amount of fowl I have, nor does it prohibit roo's. I don't have any roo's though, even though I want one so bad, because I am the only one that I know of in town who keeps chickens. I don't want to start any complaining about crowing that could possibly lead to the village changing it's ordinances. I'm going to be testing the waters soon anyhow when I add 4 turkeys to the family! HA!!! I'm so excited!
I <3 my city chickens! They mollify my desire to have more property.