A small area of unincorporated land outside Chicago. It looks very rural, until recently some of our neighbors had chickens and things, and one of our outbuildings used to be a chicken coop. We are still zoned for farm animals and legally could get a horse, but we know nothing about horses, so it wouldn't be fair to the animal.
I would like some chickens, but we have a Malamute and My Man says his entire little mind would be taken up with, "GET the chickens!" (Malamutes are very predatory animals, he kills possums and woodchucks and raccoons and skunks regularly.)
Every year when we go to the County Fair, I ask for a few chickens. Maybe one day. But, the building that was a chicken coop is taken up with My Man's electronics and batteries and things for our wind turbine. I don't think it would be safe for chickens. But, we have other buildings, but they aren't heated.
Anyway, it's right next to two villages that are incorporated and within not too many miles of Chicago.