Anyone here live on a city lot and pasture their chickens in the front yard? I know, odd question, but I am a city girl with aspirations of having a farm. Unfortunately I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and a city lot is all I can afford. I contacted my code enforcement person and he said that I can have them in a poultry tractor in my front yard as long as it does not become a nuisance. I was thinking of pasturing my meaties. There will only be 16 of them. But I ordered straight run and I am hoping they don't start crowing before hitting freezer camp. The area in my front yard that I am thinking of tractoring them is 35 x 25 ft. I have a ton of fruit trees and shrubs in the front yard and the poultry tractor would not be noticeable because it would kind of fit in with my raised garden beds. Would 16 cornish rocks make enough noise so that people walking buy would notice? Would the smell be bad? I was planning on moving the tractor daily and putting lime and wood chips on the area they just vacated. Suggestions? Is this a bad idea?