I moved here on 2 acres in the county and found out (after buying and moving) that I am not allowed to have backyard chickens. The zoning ordinance folks sent me the article that shows " 4.05 NOTED SPECIAL CONDITIONS :1. Garden crop, but no sales structures. 2. Livestock or poultry only on lots over five (5) acres." He also followed up with this after I questions some things. "Unfortunately, our zoning does not allow any livestock on lots in the RBdistrict. In the RR district the zoning only allows livestock on lots 5 acres or larger. At this time backyard chickens (right or wrong) are considered the same as a full fledged farm. In terms of what animals would qualify as pets vs. livestock, our zoning ordinance does not define "pets" or "livestock" per se, so I am forced to make a judgement call about what animals are pets vs. livestock. I have typically considered chickens livestock. In dealing with cases of poultry in places it should (or shouldn't be) my office mostly operates on a complaint basis focusing enforcement resources on cases we have received complaints about or that have become a problem for neighbors." With that said, I am thinking of getting some anyway and seeing what happens. I have already had a few neighbors say they wouldn't care, but there are some I am not sure of. I would really LOVE to get the laws changed and we did have a city commissioner who tried this and was basically laughed at. I called my magistrate and ran it by her as well and she didn't think it was something that would pass. I would love to connect with some others in the area who are wanting to homestead and are trying to work on getting some if these ridiculous laws changed.