We moved to this small town two years ago. We bought a great house on a dead end road that has only 10 house on it and surrounded by fields. Each house sitting on almost an ac. each if not more. We have the dream of the garden and the chickens and fruit trees..... Then I went to City Hall to ask about zoning regs for chickens. After about 10 min of diging they told me that our "neighborhood" is considered moderate residental (your kidding me right!?!) and that chickens are NOT allowed. BUT that PETS are. So they asked if the chickens were for food or 4H. I told them both. So he stressed again that PETS are allowed, that as long as that is what I called them..... I told them that I have a very grouchy old busy body that thinks she can badmouth anyone and its okay as long as she says "God love um" after every snide remark. The folks at city hall asked who it was and after giving them her name they looked at each other with raised eyebrows and said "aaaaahhhh, we know her well" I don't want to build a coop and fence everything and buy my chickens just to have her turn me in and I have to get rid of them! But thanks to the great folks at city hall telling me that pets ARE allowed I don't think I will worry about it. (Okay, I will, but I can't help it!) I will have to be discreat about the meat birds, er...umm, I mean the really fast growing 4H birds that never make it to the showings. *sigh* Okay, I feel a little better now, thanks!