I am a lawyer who has chickens in South Carolina. I have 8 red hens, 1 California Grey Bantam hen , and 2 bantam roosters. I take care of my chickens in the morning, then go to my office. We have so many eggs, we are always giving some away. My coop is big, but enclosed. I used to have free range chickens, but they were all killed by neighborhood dogs and wild life. I would rather my chickens be enclosed and alive. I live in a residential neighborhood. No one has complained about my chickens -- especially the neighbors that have received free eggs from my girls.