For some reason, even though we are on 5 acres in a rural area of Florida surrounded by cattle and horse farms, we are zoned residential, which means we are technically not allowed to keep livestock. We have seven chickens, and I find it hard to believe that a little under and acre per bird could really be considered livestock. Is it possible to make a pet defense if we are challenged? If we are not selling anything, couldn't they be considered pets? Outrageous that we could fill our yard with squawking parrots and pythons and it wouldn't be an issue, but a few chickens is technically illegal. I know some of our neighbors have chickens and some have peacocks which are much louder than our one roo, so i'm not too worried about complaints, but I am worried about bored county inspectors. Any advice?