Beg for permission or ask for forgiveness? We moved from a house on acreage in Florida to Wisconsin to care for my grandparents. They have passed away and we purchased our forever home. I love it in every way. EXCEPT our HOA does not allow poultry . When i tried to submit our landscaping plans to the president and Vice President they told me they don’t care what I do to the yard (play set/fencing). Our city recently allowed 4 hens per home and my heart ACHES to have some chickens again. I LOVED them and cried when I had to rehome them to move. I am thinking I could have a small (slightly stealthy) coop between garden beds + climbing plants/lattice. My theory is that by the time anyone finds out about them they will see that they aren’t all the trouble people think they are. The vp can be very snooty and was horrified when someone asked to build a shed “in our kind of neighborhood” so I’m sure he will say no if I ask first. Is this a horrible idea?