I'm looking over my local regulations and need another pair of eyes. I live just outside city limits, in an unincorporated county area. When first asking about county poulty laws, I was given this excerpt: Poultry, chickens, squab, rabbits, hamsters, nutria, and chinchilla are limited to a maximum of one animal per square foot of structure used to house such animals, up to a maximum of 2,000 square feet. I thought- wow! I can have 2,000 chickens! (I'm really not planning on having anywhere near that many... I just thought that was pretty cool that I had the option.) Then I actually found the county document, and they didn't give me the whole scoop. Here is the full doc: www.kingcounty.gov/property/permits/publications/~/.../bulletins/41a.ashx (I'm not sure if this link is going to work- it's a PDF. If it takes you to the 'not found' page, just put "41a" into the search box and it's the first result.) So if I'm reading this correctly, you can have: - under 1/2 an acre = 3 chickens - over 1/2 an acre = 2,000 chickens Seriously? Am I reading that right? I have a little under 1/2 an acre. I was planning on starting with just a few, but expanding the flock down the line if things went well.