We're looking at houses and two we like are in an Unincorporated part of town. Where we currently live is also unincorporated, but our neighbours are mostly abandoned businesses; the nearest actual neighbour is so far away they don't care about the chickens, so legal or not, no one gives us any trouble. But when we move, we will have neighbours on two sides of approx 1/3rd acre plots so we'll need to be more careful about local laws. A while back I inquired at the city hall about some services they had advertised for persons with disabilities (eg: free snow plowing of driveway and sidewalks, which if you were able bodied and didn't do your sidewalks you could be fined). They told me that being unincorporated, they don't give us these advertised services, but we also wouldn't be fined if we didn't shovel the sidewalks; They told us that unincorporated areas only follow the county's codes, not the city/town's codes. So I would assume this works the same way with chickens, if they have restrictions for the incorporated part of town, that won't apply to us who are unincorporated; there's nothing against chickens in the county codes, so therefor we can have as many chickens as we want?.... or was the person I spoke to wrong? A friend suggests that they may be selective... claim the city's rules don't apply if it would cost the city money- claim they apply if they get to charge you fines- and hope no one thinks to question which action is legal and illegal. Anybody else in an unincorporated area have experience?