There is a rent a coop with chickens sometimes on CL. I have a GORGEOUS EE rooster I would give away, raised free ranging and seems to be very gentle...has never bothered my kids. But you would still need a coop. He was supposed to be a she. Beat tick control, though, is guineas. ETA: rent a coop http://annapolis.craigslist.org/grd/3725194821.html. They do have a web site And here is the guy's listing I messaged with the other day. If I just had a need for 3-4 chickens, I'd get one of these and add ventilation http://baltimore.craigslist.org/grd/3741686868.html but I have at least 15 chicks in my grow out areas!