We have 3 chickens. About five months ago we had a building inspector out to check setbacks on our new lawn mower shed in the back yard. He walked by our little coop and smiled. The next day a cop drove up and gave me a copy of an ordinance that stated we were not to have chickens , but, allowed an exemption for 4-H . My 12 year old daughter dutifully joined 4-H and we have been attending meetings and shows ever since. Now they have other restrictions stating that we have to have the coop 100 feet from our house. No lots in our suburb of Hales Corners, WI is big enough for that. I wrote them back and forth, finally they have issued a citation. We are now going to appear before the board and argue our case. Possibly for a variance or to mofify the ordinance. Any advice from you guys? THANKS and Marshmellow, Raven, and Creamy thank you too!! HAAAAAAAALP!!