I am in the process of buying a house (my first,yay!). One of the things I am most looking forward to is being able to start a small flock of hens (also my first, yay!). I have checked the city ordinances and chickens are allowed in the city (25 max with sq. footage minimums per bird). I also plan to stay away from subdivisions with HOAs. Is there anything else I need to consider, either about the legal side or the house/yard itself?