Hi all... I want to build a nice coop for 4-5 chickens. We can legally have up to 12 in our city, but the coop has to be 25 feet from any property line. Part of me wants to build in the right place and just be done with that, but that particular spot would be tough in the summer time (SF Bay area, hot in-land, gets up to 110 back there). Perfect spot is by the fenceline, well shaded, lots of room, old plants we have to dig up anyway. If I put it in the *legal* spot, we'd have to transplant two nice rose bushes. DH isn't terribly pleased about that. So...wwyd--build something near the fence and move it if we get caught, or just do it legally and figure something out with the heat? There are pros and cons to both. If we put it near the fence and a neighbor turns us in, we'll just have to move it to the right place, unless they decide to cite us or something. sigh...too many decisions!!