It seems that we can have two chickens, but cant eat the eggs. I suppose we cant compost the poo and feathers they produce either. -Rik (the outlaw) Merced Municipal Code Chapter 6.04 ANIMAL CONTROL 6.04.080 Livestock and poultry. G. No person shall keep or maintain livestock or poultry for the purpose of slaughter or for the use of any product associated with the livestock or poultry. I. No person shall keep or maintain more than two (2) livestock or poultry on any residential lot within the city. (Ord. 1880 § 1 (part), 1994: Ord. 1599 § 1, 1985).