I got four Buff Orpington pullets last April. They are in a coop inside a fenced run, actually a dog kennel that's 8x12. A few weeks ago, the neighbor closest to the coop asked if I planned to continue "the chicken thing" next year. Apparently he doesn't like the periodic squawking. I offered to move the coop around the corner of the house next spring, and that seemed to satisfy him. But, a couple of days ago, he called, said he'd thought it over, and just moving the coop wouldn't work for him; he wants me to get rid of them. These are neighbors with whom we've had a great relationship for 14 years. I'm certainly willing to move the coop, but not get rid of my girls. And they do squawk, mostly in the morning. Our town allows us to legally keep up to five hens without a permit (no roosters). I know free range hens spend most of the day poking around, foraging. Mine did that initially until all the grass was gone. I do throw a handful of scratch around in the run when I let them out so they can muck around for that, but is there anything I can put down daily that would keep them more occupied? Hay? Dried leaves? I can't really let them free range - the coop is already being dive bombed by redtail hawks (they are safe as the run is roofed with chicken wire, but they don't know that). Any suggestions welcome (I know - bribe the neighbors with eggs, which I should have thought of - but right now mine aren't laying much with the short days, plus they seem to have just finished molting). Thanks!