Nice way to start on this forum! I have been lurking for weeks and reading as much as possible. I am ready to build my Coop, I already have Ducks so never in a million years thought I would have a zoning issue. My chicks are due in mid June and now I find out my property has been zoned residential and yes you guessed it poultry is not allowed. Our covenants (good for 100 years) has no restrictions on poultry. Did any one else have trouble with zoning or getting a permit when building the coop? Should I build smaller than I was planing? I was planning on a 7'x8' shed in my fenced in back yard. I live very rural on 3 acres and have a total of 12 animals now with 10 chicks on the way. I have a small duck house (3'x6') with run and a large 24'x48' barn for my horses. I am just in shock that some one behind a desk has decided I can't keep chickens. Developers have their sites on our area and I am afraid they don't care about those of us that live here. I am considering just building and dealing with what ever is the consequences. Any advice is welcome; like would it matter if the coop was portable or smaller.