My chicken enclosure can be 40 feet from my neighbor, I know he's going to complain so I need to be prepared. The coop has to be 75 feet from any other residence. My question is... What is considered a coop? I was going to build an open sided shelter in thier run. All it will have is a roof. Would this be considered a coop? Or should I just set some nest boxes out there with an overhang for when there is wet weather. We have an orange tree that their run/shelter is going to be under for shade. We will have netting on top so the wild birds cant get in and the oranges cant drop into the pen. We live in hot sunny arizona soooo its not like we get snow or lots of rain. This is what the city code says... Are chickens allowed in Mesa? How about roosters? You may have up to 10 chickens on the first one-half acre or less provided any enclosure is at least 40 feet from any neighboring residence, any coop is at least 75 feet from any other residence, it is kept sanitary and they are not allowed to run loose or create a noise disturbance. A rooster is also allowed as long as it does not violate any of the above regulations. (See Mesa City Code 6-4-20A, C, D, and E). I just want to be prepared for when he complains.