Hi, I'm Kristin. My parents (mainly father) raised chickens, turkeys, and a few pheasant back when I lived with them. It's been quite a few years and now that I'm raising my own family I am looking into hatching and raising a few chickens of my own. Now my main issue is the town, I live in Crown Point and can't have chicken coops within 400 feet of neighboring house, however would it be possible to have a coop in the garage and a x-pen in the yard? I already raise rabbits, I've spoken with someone at the local shelter and she said that while I can't have rabbits for breeding within 400 feet, I can have my grown out rabbits in a hutch. I don't want to keep chickens in the basement or anywhere in the house, did that would rabbits for a year and it was just bad for everyone.