Two neighboring villages (we are looking at to move) allow chickens but have the following setback rules for coops/enclosures: 1. 50 feet from your property line 2. 150 feet from neighboring residence I would say 90+% lots in this area are 60ft x 150ft, at most. Suburbs. This essentially eliminates chickens in village #1 (you would need 100+ft wide) and greatly limits chickens in #2 (depending on the placement of the homes within your neighbors' lots). Depending on the lot we buy we may need to petition the village to rewrite the ordinance. I'm hoping this is an easier task since chickens are already legal. It's just a matter of convincing that the current setbacks are excessive. I would plan to argue that the current ordinance is discriminatory against all but the "wealthiest" with abnormally large lots (who, let's face it, are probably least interested in raising their own birds). The town i lived previously had a 25ft setback from neighboring residences - which seemed reasonable - and allowed most single family detached houses to have chickens. 50ft from a neighboring residence seems like a good compromise. Thoughts? What are the setbacks in your town? Anyone ever get this changed? Negative anecdotes about insufficient setbacks? etc.