Just joined, but not new to this site. I have learned so much from this site over the last four years that it is way overdue. Over that time i transformed my backyard. We kept 19 hens 3 blocks from the town square, in the historic district of a town of 10,000. Luckily they had no restrictions on number of chickens just couldn't created a noise or smell nuisance. Just thought i would share how much you can do in a small yard.