Ok so I was able to get a hold of the municipal code for my city. I did a text search in the electronic document for chickens and returned with 0 information. Next I tried poultry and this is what I was able to find. Sec. 5.12.700. Livestock fences. Every owner, keeper, custodian or harborer of livestock shall erect and/or maintain a fence as herein described to contain and confine all livestock kept or maintained on his or her property. Such fence shall be sufficiently good, strong and substantial as to prevent the ingress and egress of livestock. No wire fence is a good and substantial fence within the meaning of this Section unless it has three tightly stretched barbed wires securely fastened to posts of reasonable strength, firmly set into the ground not more than one rod apart, one of which wires shall be at least four feet above the surface of the ground. Any kind of wire or other fence of height, strength and capacity equal to or greater than the wire fence herein described is a good and substantial fence within the meaning of this Section. Cattle guards of such width, depth, rail spacing and construction as will effectively turn livestock are also a good and substantial fence. The definition of livestock according to my city is "Livestock shall be defined as any domesticated poultry, cattle, goats, swine, sheep and equines which are kept in captivity or under the control or ownership of any person for any purpose. " Nowhere does it provide specific details on how many chickens can be kept though....what do you guys interpret from this? Do you think I am legal?