I built my dear wife a coop a few years ago, after checking with our local city ordinances and found out we could have up to 6 hens (no roosters) as long as our coop was 100 feet away from our neighbors house. She raised 3 buff orp's and 2 Auracanas and they became her babies. A year into raising them and getting very spoiled on their eggs, the neighbor behind us filed a complaint with our PD. I think he did so because his two German Sheppard dogs kept digging under his fence and trying to get into our yard. I had my fence barricaded so they never could get in, but they would get stuck in between our two fences and I would inform him each time they got out. I also asked him to repair the holes his dogs had dug under his fence so they wouldn't eat my chickens...Anyway, the animal control came out and said we had to get rid of them and I needed to go down and talk to the Chief about it. I went and talked to the Chief and asked why I had to get rid of them and was informed that my coop was closer than 100 feet (90 to be exact) and they were spreading West Nile virus from their poop!!! Keep in mind, we would clean the coop out weekly and it never stank and I would happily gather up the poop and put it in my 55 gallon barrel rotating composter that has a lid on it to feed my garden. When I questioned the Chief about the difference between my chickens and all the natural birds we have here that are constantly "pooping" in all of our yards, he became very defensive about it and quickly sent me on my way. Needless to say, my wife was heartbroken over the whole ordeal. I have decided to move the coop over about 40 feet from it's current location with permission from my next door neighbor since it will be closer than 100 feet to his house and have another go at raising hens again. Unfortunately, there is no place in my whole backyard that will allow me to be farther than 100 feet to one of my neighbors, but I get along with all but the one that complained about them. Any advice from the members here on how to handle the situation before I tear everything down and rebuild? I sank several hundred dollars building the thing running electrical out there, etc. and would hate to have to get rid of them again. It has been 3 years since we have had the girls and store bought eggs taste like...well you all know what they taste like. Sorry to be so long winded here.