OK, this just completely blows my mind. I live in the city of Raliehg, and I know that I am allowed to have chickens. Just out of curiosity, I contacted my councilwoman and asked if I could keep a dairy goat. She forwarded my email to the zoning folk, and here is their reply. On residential property within the City limits, persons may keep one head of cattle, goat or horse on lots less than one acre in size. However, any stable that may be erected must be located at least 200 feet from surrounding houses. A structure less than 42 inches in height would not be defined as a stable. Chickens and 2 pigs/hogs weighing less than 100 pounds are also permitted to be kept. The keeping of domesticated animals on residential property may not be commercial in nature. A cow. A COW. I can have a freaking COW in my backyard! I'm not going to get a cow. But I am going to start researching dairy goats, now. How nice it would be to have a source of milk!