I can't tell you how angry I am about this. I looked it up - http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council/news/pr/pr_details.html - and, indeed, it looks as if there were no changes in the law regarding chickens. I was so sure this was going to happen. Here's an article from a couple years back - http://ww2.gazette.net/stories/12152010/kensnew212241_32535.php. This will be my defense. These ain't no chickens, they're my pets.