I need help thinking through this. I have always assumed that I should have a portable chicken tractor-type coop. I don't have a fenced-in yard (although I plan to make a temporary fence w/deer netting or some such thing that I could put up for some supervised "yard time".) It seems like it would be easier to care for a temporary run w/less cleaning out necessary and seems a bit healthier with new ground to scratch in. However, we are in a suburban neighborhood and our yard isn't all that big. It's also mostly sloped, so there are few places we could move the chicken tractor to begin with. There is a nice little area toward the back of our yard that I think would be a fairly good spot for a permanent house/run. It's where I thought we'd set the coop up initially, anyway. I would also feel better about making the coop a little bigger (since we wouldn't have to move it.) It might also be easier to preditor-proof the run (although we don't have any large preditors around.) What do you think? Any other things I need to consider?