I have 4 hens and 1 rooster. My family lives in the city with a nice sized backyard. I have a cute little coop and let my little friends out to run the yard every day. I really enjoy my chickens. The problem is that my husband doesn't like the "landmines" all over the lawn and patio. Moreover, he hates the way they have attacked our landscaping -- pulling every single leaf off bushes, scratching all the mulch out of the flowerbeds, etc. How much room do they need if I keep them contained in a coop? Any design ideas for a cool looking coop? I'm totally against unhappy pets and will take them to my cousin's farm if I can't find a solution but prefer to keep my birds! Here's what I have now.