Then beyond the NOISE concerns are oftentimes the smell and waste. Smell & Waste Concerns of Poultry keeping The Real Bounty of The Coop (Hint: It’s Not Eggs) http://www.nwedible.com/2012/02/the-real-bounty-of-the-coo.html http://www.urbanchickens.net/2009/02/what-to-do-with-urban-chicken-poop.htmlWaste from Chickens Chicken waste when composted makes great fertilizer! For instance-4 Chickens make less waste than one Dog! Many sites explaining how to use the small amount of chicken waste and turn it into valuable garden fertilizer. http://www.ehow.com/how_4800618_use-chicken-manure-garden-fertilizer.html http://duluthcitychickens.org/faq Myth 3. Waste and Odor. http://www.bigrstore.com/blog/view/1402 Fact: a 40 pound dog generates more solid waste then 10 chickens. To be more specific, one 40 pound dog generates about ¾ pounds (.75 pounds) of poo every day. Ten chickens generate about two-thirds pounds (.66 pounds) daily poop.