I lived in a townhouse for a long time so chickens were out of the question. Just bought a new house so I made the plunge. Not a big yard, but it works just fine. I didn't realize when I got the place, but I live like 100 feet outside of city limits so no issues with owning chickens. Take a look at my coop so far. First time building anything. My design ideas came from the "Witchita Coop". I altered it in size to fit my needs.