Im a law abiding citizen. To a point. When my 82 year old mother wanted to raise a few hens, inner small city, against ordinances, cross it off her bucket list, I told her to "just go for it". What are they going to do? Cuff ya? Nope. In fact the neighbors loved them. No one enforced it. She had her glory and eventually sent them over to my place, the chicken nursing home, where an old hen can live out her days basking in the sun and bathing in the dirt.
Some rules are ridiculous. Chickens are therapeutic. Chickens are a part of our heritage. YOU!, have a RIGHT to raise your own food.
Sometimes you just have to grab a hold of your pitchfork and declare "enough"!
If enough of us grabbed our pitch forks, well, we wouldnt be in this predicament.