Building Permanent Culture in Knoxville
I'm moving to Knoxville from Atlanta with our six chickens and the lovely yellow walk-in run/coop that we built more than a year ago.
Does anyone know if the hoops change if your coop is already constructed and painted? (Thinking this would be a similar situation for someone who buys an Amish coop that's shipped to them.)
Our coop does match the square footage, hardware cloth and other requirements stated in the code. No predators have breached our design. (Knock on wood.) Plus, our chickens are quite happy and used to their routine living in this structure.
As I understand it, in Knoxville you need to get a 'building permit' even if you bring in something pre-fabricated and mobile. For example, people who buy sheds at Lowes should officially get a permit to place it in their backyard (though nobody ever does!).
But you should call 'buildings and permits' with the question and see what they say. You're one 'out' may be that your building expenses are 'less than $100' because its already built. (I believe that's the cut off for needing a permit).