I don't worry about it so much for the reasons stated in the article, but I DO worry about the local health dept giving me grief of some kind about my chickens and/or their eggs. Our local government (I suspect like MOST local governments), is always on the lookout for some new way to intrude into and control people's lives. I can't believe that there isn't some kind of tax involved in me selling a dozen eggs out of my house, or some kind of inspection or permit or some permutation of any of the above.
I'm of the firm opinion that most governmental bodies should be allowed to meet for only a few days, either annually or (better yet) every two years. Less time for them to sit around and dream up "stuff" (not the word I WANT to use) to annoy the general public, and less time to spend our money!