Now granted we've a small lot, so I wouldn't confine such a large bird to such a place, but my curiosity got the better of me so I just had to know if I COULD... hypothetically. Here's the code.... Section 5.02 Keeping of Fowl A person commits an offense if he: A. Keeps or maintains more than four (4) fowl on one-half (1/2) acre or less or at a distance closer than fifty feet (50') from any habitation located on another's property; or B. Keeps or maintains more than ten (10) fowl on more than one-half (1/2) acre but less than one (1) acre at a distance closer than fifty feet (50') from any habitation located on another's property. C. Keeps or maintains twenty-five (25) fowl or more on one (1) acre or more at a distance closer than fifty feet (50) from any habitation located on anothers property. D. Fails to keep any fowl of the Order Anseriformes from being at large; or E. Fails to keep any fowl of the Order Galliformes contained within a coop or pen. F. Keeps or maintains roosters except in an area zoned as agricultural. Now, the question is Do emu count as Fowl? The only actual species listed aren't species per say, but Orders. So, are fowl defined as those Orders actually mention, or would emu count as fowl, since the basic definition of fowl is bird kept for human consumption of meat, eggs and/or feathers. And no, there's not much point in asking Animal Control... I tried to double check with them, mentioning size of our lot and whatnot and I was told "All I know is you can have four"... and this was the Wise One I was transferred to by the ignorant one that answered the phone. So, any interpretations welcome just to satisfy my curiosity.