State College allows chickens. If they can write a ordinance allowing them then a rural area should be able to.
Penn State is an agricultural college. How could State College possibly ban chickens? You hit it at the right time of the year when the college spreads its manure the whole town smells like down on the farm.
Keep reading and you will learn that APBs go out for wayward cows and horses, the police have to take care of bears that decide that an all you can eat food bar is available in the city and what they put down on high school fields is a major concern. We complain about a school system that probably puts out a better product than most major cities and mostly if someone gets shot it has something to do with a rifle and a four footed critter. Oh, and school hamburgers that are gross. Did I forget anything?