Ok, here is my dilemma. I am trying to find out what laws apply to me. I have an East Moline, IL address. I live in a rural subdivision in Hampton,IL township. We all have at least 1/2 acre lots. We have a Hampton phone #. We are not in the East Moline school district even though we have an East Moline address. I have checked the animal ordinance for East Moline and I could not find anything about chickens. The only thing they talk about is cats and dogs, which btw I have too many,they only allow a combination of three in the city! I am obviously not in the city, but I am unsure of what applies to me. Since I have an East Moline address would the city rules apply to me? The county states that you can have as many animals as you can care for, but you have to get a license if you have more than four dogs. We have many farms in our county. If I were to need emergency services the county would respond, not the city. Not sure if that makes a difference or not. My fear is someone will complain about the chickens and they will see that I have 3 dogs and 3 cats(all indoor) and make me get rid of animals. There are several farms across the road from me, I can hear the goats sometimes. I am afraid to start calling people, they might wonder what I am up too! Should I casually ask long time residents if we are in the city limits, and even if we are not do city rules apply? I am not even sure who to call... the county or the city. For those of you that had to look into this how did you proceed?