We just built our new coop. We have NO construction experience. We knew buildings had to be under 120 sq. ft. and 8 feet tall to not need a permit. So, that's what we planned. Turns out we didn't account for the 2x4 top plate that a friend strongly recommended, and the extra 2 layers of 2x4's that need to be laid under cedar shakes for air flow. Now our coop is 8' 6". We have a neighbor that is in everyone's business. The coop sits 3 feet off the chain link fence that separates our yards. We have only lived here for 3 months, and have ONLY been sweet and polite when she is nosy. BUT, we're worried she'll turn us in. We spent SO much time and money on our Chicky Mansion, I am terrified of someone coming to tell us it has to be changed/taken down. Also, we have a chain link fence that backs a park. Our backyard is very visible from the street...the neighbor wouldn't even have to complain. Someone from the city could drive by and see it. What are my chances? Is t he city on top of things like this?????