Our HOA is great for the way it mostly stays out of our lives but at the same time keeps people from causing our neighborhood to look like junk. Having said that, I also have to say that they're not the most forward-thinking or innovative bunch, so I know that if I approached them with a proposal to build a small chicken coop in my backyard, they'd scream "NO!" before I could even finish my question. But, if I dug it into the side of the hill that our house backs up to, I could keep it a bit hidden. And if I shared my eggs with the neighbors, that bribe might be enough to keep them quiet. And if I don't have any roosters, how will anyone hear my hens? I might have a new summer project...check out this article.