Saturday my neighbor approached me while I was out in my yard. Our back yards but up against each other and my pool is just a few feet from my fence. She told me that she intended to build a chicken coop in her yard but discovered that she needed special permission regarding zoning int he city and that someone would come and talk to us when the covid is under control. I was taken back and didn't know how to respond or even how I felt about it. She said she has 6 chicks in her garage awaiting approval. Mind you, 25 yrs in this house and never a squabble with any neighbor. Its been great. I began researching backyard coops and did not like what I found. With the covid, I have little to look forward to but our pool this summer. Mind you, our lots are 50 ft wide. She said she has been keeping them in her garage awaiting approval. Once approved, will build a coop for free range chickens, assuming me there are no roosters. Today, she had them all out with her 3 children with chicken wire wrapped around their swing set. Meanwhile, over the weekend I researched issues. One of them being stitch, cackling hens, attracting rodents, etc. My husband and I discussed and agreed we do not want this, particularly since our paradis (pool ) would be no more that 15 ft away from coop. Today when she had them all outside with her children, I could see the attachment. I felt like the old witch that is going to stop this. Then I realized what an unresponsible parent she is to get them and let her children attach before getting special permission. I sure hope that I don't have a barnyard next to my home, just 8 ft from my kitchen window. With the covid, we have so little to look forward to, but this would ruin our summer completely during more isolation. I hate opposing this but its a residential area, and today they were running thru the yard and off the ground a few times. She also assured that there were not roosters.( internet says that you cant tell sex as babies) and one of her children insisted that her chhick is a rooster. The kids have been coached as to what to say but the little girl was telling the truth. Has me so stressed.