So you have me (country boy from Eastern Iowa) vs my wife (city girl from Caracas, Venezuela) in the classic chicken or not chicken domestic argument. My argument: We'll have free eggs, a good reason to get outside more often, free bug control, free fertilizer for the garden (which she doesn't really care about), free entertainment, great experience for the kids. Her argument: We don't live on a farm, chickens smell, we don't live on a farm, chickens are loud (coop would be below our bedroom window), we don't live on a farm, support your local economy by buys our eggs at the farmers market from the goat lady and, oh yeah, we don't live on a farm. I know that I have an answer to all of her concerns, but I can't convince her that they are not going to smell or be loud, especially at night. It occurred to me that a local coop tour might be a good way for her to see that it's not going to live up to her fears, as well as seeing what works well and what doesn't work so well for our location as I start to plan this project. Would anyone be willing to host a stop on a local tour thru St. Pete and other parts of Pinellas county? I do participate in the local Gaia's Guardians permaculture group so maybe we would be able to make it a group outing. Please send me a message if you are willing and able.