We just got through the first step in changing our BYC zoning code, and got a great result! The old zoning required 100 feet from a house and 25 feet from a property line. The new code requires the hen-house to be 5 feet from property line and 15 feet from a neighboring residence, and limits us to 8 hens. This is for our "suburban lot" residential zones, averaging 6,000 sq feet. True back yard chickens! So exciting! Now we just have to shepherd it through the final steps to official approval. They had tried to push through 25 feet from property line. Then 20 feet from property line, but included all fences associated with the hens (the pen). Finally, they decided that allowing chickens was the modern thing to do, and that making it difficult is out of date with modern desires and values. (cheers from the audience!!) So they switched course and went with our request, of 5 feet from property line for hen house, consistent with the rules for dog houses, sheds, etc. Woo-hoo!!!