My plan to build a hen house and run would take up some (200 sq ft or so) of the approx 1,500 sq ft lawn area that my two elementary age sons use to play. My husband thinks that the area should remain grass, that was the plan when we moved to a house with a large yard. I want what I want though, and while I could shoe-horn in a smaller version closer to the house (one plan is to put it under the deck that is about 5' off the ground and not sunny at all) I think I should have soome space here too. I'm a stay at home mom that gives up a lot in terms of income and goodies to be home, I don't want to give up my dream of chickens too! Am I being selfish?