I just looked into getting a small flock of chickens here in Howard County, and was quite disappointed to find that unless I can manage to locate a coop a whopping 200 feet from neighboring houses, I'm out of luck. I have a huge back yard, with woods on two sides, but the furthest I could possibly locate a coop from the nearest neighbor is 170 feet. I have a cousin who lives in an upscale Seatle neighborhood with a tiny back yard, and she can and does legally keep chickens. What's up, Howard County? The way I see it, I have three options: I can get chickens regardless of the law and hope nobody notices; I can spend a pretty penny applying for a variance and hope for the best, or I can band together with like minded people to try to persuade Howard County to move with the times. I'm starting with option three. I don't have a plan, but I thought if I could assemble enough interested people we could meet up at Panera or someplace and come up with a strategy. Anyone interested?