When we bought our house three years ago, the previous owners had chickens and a huge chicken coop. SO, considering we live in the country and own one acre, we didn't think twice of getting our own chicken. This morning I called our township to see if we were allowed to get a potbelly pig. To my surprise, we have to have TWO acres in order to own ANY animal besides dogs, cats and other household pets... Please explain why I have to have two acres to have chickens? I'm not trying to get a 1500 pound horse! How is there any comparison? Oh, and the best part is that I can pay $500 to arrange a "hearing" with the zoning board to get permission. However, whether we would win or not...we still have to pay! I am just irrate and devistated that we have to give our pet chicken away. Thankfully, my in-laws can take him but it's so sad for my family.