I'm south of Kansas City about 65 miles. Just moved to this area and am loving it. KC will let you have up to 15-16 hens inside city limits but they have to be at least 100 ft. from neighbors' houses. My backyard was way too small for that. Having houses 20 ft. away on either side finally got to me so I sold my house and moved to this 7.5 acres I've had since Jan. 2011. Pulled in a 12' x 28' cabin and .... "instant house"!