How many of you have chickens illegally, we live in town right on city limits. We have a 1 are lawn and I want to get some chickens. I would like to build on of the chicken houses and runs I found on this site. It has a chicken house with storage in the front and two runs on either side, and an area for a comost bin in the back. We want to order a straight run from mcmurray of 25 chickens and slaughter the males when they are big enough. I haven't looked yet to see if its legal to do this were I live, and before I do I just wanted to ask how many of you kee them regardless of the law. If you do what are the consequenses for being found out, I want to kee chickens because quite frankly I am discusted by the chicken industry and I just don't want to eat what they roduce. I am also going to look into getting my beef and my ork from local farmers since I don't have room to have all that. But I do have room for chickens so I would like to have them. I don't think our neighbors would mind if we did have chickens because we have a flock of turkeys that wander though every day and its about 30 birds! We also have many deer that come over too. The chickens would be in a large run all the time anyway and I am going to try to make the coo and run as attractive as it can be so it wont be an eyesore.