After a few years of wishing, we were finally going to get chickens this year. Breeds picked, coop design ready, brooder supplies purchased... I was about to set up the brooder so it would be ready when we purchased the chicks in about an hour when I decided to do one last check with city hall. We were planning on five hens based on the city code that said that was the limit of animals allowed in the Animals and Fowl section and we have no pets. https://www.municode.com/library/mo...nces?nodeId=COOR_CH5ANFO_ARTIINGE_S5-15LINUAN The woman from the city code office directed me to the section on Private Stables that says we have to have at least 20,000 sq ft then we could have 25 chickens for every 10,000 sq ft. Our lot is about 16,000 sq ft. Despite my protest that a small coop is not a stable, because we're 4,000 sq ft from being allowed *50* birds, we can't even have the 5 we had planned on. https://www.municode.com/library/mo...nodeId=COOR_APXAZO_ARTVIDISIMIREDI_S25-50ACUS Still not quite convinced, I begrudgingly returned all the unopened chick supplies we'd already purchased. So...does anyone have any input or experience? Do you think we have a chance, or do we risk citations for everyday our "illegal" flock is on our property if we proceed?