Hello, I am brand new to BYC. I signed on to begin learning as much as I can about chickens prior to making a commitment. My husband and I have talked about having chickens for years, and now we feel we are ready. However, we have TWO main concerns. 1. we are concerned about living within city limits. Recently, an article was in the Omaha World Hearld about a couple here in Bellevue, NE who have raised chickens on their lot for over 20 years. Suddenly, a retired police officer, turned city council member, has just placed an order on their door stating they have one week to get rid of the chickens. It turns out, the order was dropped because the ordinance he referenced does not apply, but the city attorneys are trying to see if another order exists to support the order. So, should we move ahead and get our Buff Orpingtons or wait and see how this plays out? We really dont want to move. 2. the other concern is making sure our coop will be adequate for the BITTER COLD weather here. Thank you in advance for your suggestions/support.