So I started building my coop before I read my city's rules (dumb idea, didnt think they would be THAT strict), and one of the rules is it has to be 24 inches off the ground. I was curious to why that would be a rule? I was planning on putting it on cement blocks so I guess I can just add another layer which isnt a big deal but thought that was random. It also cant be more than 10 sq ft per bird and the one I started to build is 6x6 and if I have two birds thats too much. But I could have the 6x6 if I have 4 hens? Doesnt that seem weird? I wonder if I should just say I am getting 4 hens and if they ever check, I could say they died? What are your experiences with city limit rules? Do they come and check usually? They give out 12 permits a year here and I called hoping they havent already and apparently only 3 are. So since its not often, maybe they do check.... Another thing I have to risk, I cant have it taller than 6 ft and my frame is 6 ft! Is it worth the risk adding a roof and them coming to measure? I havent told my builder yet, I feel bad! Stupid stupid stupid me for starting without reading the rules, I just honestly didnt think 6x6 and 6ft tall would be too big. I want to hear your thoughts on my towns rules, are they pretty standard?