My neighbors all have vegetable gardens along the road where I live. There is no way to keep my chickens out of their yards. My neighbors would be OK with the chickens walking, scratching and doing chicken stuff IF THEY WOULD LEAVE THE GARDENS ALONE! They all have the most beautiful and productive vegetable gardens. Because of our warm winters, we are able to garden year-round. I remember from my years on the farm what chickens can do to a garden! If I build a coop/run tractor set-up, with about 10 sq, ft. per bird, (10 chickens-120 sq. ft.) and NEVER let the chickens out to roam free, will the chickens suffer?