My neighbor hates me, mostly for things that happened before I moved in. But currently he is waging a war against my chickens asI have "falsely"accused his dog of digging into my yard on 2 different occasions and killing 2 chickens each time. Most recently he has tried to get the county permit/planning dept to fine me and require the removal of my chickens. Well, I have less than the number of chickens legally permitted and they have a home that is at the legal required distance from all residential buildings. An inspector had to come by to check, and he said that almost everything looked fine, but the structure must be at least 5 feet away from the property line. what? Its a tiny coop/roost/hutch, approx: 4'x2'x2.5', is a structure? I'm renting and this was in the yard when I moved in (made convincing my husband to continue with our chicken plans a lot easier). The roost only has 4 sides, bottom, front, top, and one side. The back and second side are against fences. Does the fact that the roost is not easily movable make it a structure? or is someone just making stuff up so they can charge us for the investigation? (if they find us at fault, we have to pay any investigative fees. If we are within the law we are not charged.) Does any permanent non-living item in a yard count as a structure? Could a movable enclosed roost still be considered a structure? do I really need to have my chicken's night time roost centered in my yard? D: If its specific to local law, I'm located in California, un-incorporated Kern County, low-density residential R-1. I've been searching for hours and cant find anything remotely similar. Maybe I'm not using correct keywords? Any help would be great! Thank you.