Our city is somewhat chicken friendly, as long as no one complains, they don't enforce the city codes on fowl/poultry housing.
I had my coop since 2008...
But... in July, someone, not any of my near neighbors, complained about my coop! We are pretty sure it was the HOA of the Condos next door to us. But the coop was on the other side of the yard from the condos.
What was really sad is I not only had to get rid of my hens, I had to dismantle the coop!!
That is something I don't understand. And the city can fine us $100.00 a day for non-compliance to the code!!
We took the coop apart carefully, and maybe someday I will be able to have chickens again if the city changes the codes.
I am just plain sad