Tonight was our first draft reading of the brand new ordinance for chicken keeping in our city. We have worked so hard to get this far and overall we are very happy with how it ended up. Minus the "no supervised free-ranging in fenced in backyards". They said after our 1 year trial that is something we can ask for then. So we will. But until then - what should we do? I plan to get spring chicks and start building my coop and the end of this winter. We will be allowed 5 hens, a coop size of 30sq ft plus a run size of 50sq ft - max height of 8'. I'm wondering if maybe my city will allow us (or not notice) if we build something kind of on wheels like a chicken tractor that we can put the chickens in to be in the yard when we are with them. Anyone else do this? I am just so depressed thinking my chickens will be stuck living in their coop and run day in, day out.