I have had a 7 chic flock free-rangin in my small semi-rural neighborhood on the outskirts of Austin, Tx for about 6 months. The birds have a daily path of bug eating and hanging out at 3 of my neighbors yards. All of the neighbors love the chickens and the eggs that I provide eggs to them. Well, we now have a new neighbor that just moved in and she is a chicken hater. She told me to keep the chickens out of her yard because they crap on her deck and it stains the wood.
I don't know any way to keep the birds out of her yard other than cooping all the time or building a fenced area. Either way, my chickens will not like it as they love to roam free during the day.
If I recall, City of Austin and Travis County have different regulations regarding chickens. It's all online, check them both. Because I seem to remember that my chickens were not allowed to roam, but I was allowed to have hens, no roosters, and the coop had to be a certain distance from any neighbor's property.
Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!
Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
Chicken Tender of 20 years