I live in the suburbs, and I was told that you could have up to 6 chickens. I started with chickens two years ago, and have lived happily with 4. A zoning officer saw my chickens, and told me that I have ten days to get my chickens out of here. Apparently there was a hearing, and it was ruled that you couldn't have chickens where I live, a couple years ago. I know someone, who can take them, but still. They are my chickens!!! I can't let them go!