I'm planning my new permanent coop and run for my three truly urban chickens (still babies). I live in a residential neighborhood and my dream run uses my side yard next to the nice neighbors (which was my temporary run for the 18 chicks I raised this summer). I'm thinking if I use pretty green corrugated tin and continue my roof line out an extra 4 feet, then I can drop down hardware cloth or chicken wire and tie into the neighbor's fence so that my run is long and skinny and tall and covered. Two sides would be bordered by fence and wire, one side would be bordered by my house (right under both bedroom windows) and the last side would be the coop and human-size gate. But when I look at pictures of all your runs and coops, nobody else seems to be touching their house - or even this close to their house. Did I miss the memo? Is it a bad idea to have your chickens so close to you? Is using my side yard going to negatively affect my neighbors? I could use the corner of the yard between the garage and alley, but I don't know those neighbors as well and I don't want to risk angry calls to the city complaining about chickens in city limits. (Our laws are pretty vague on the subject; I'm confident I'm not breaking them, but I am certainly bending the norms.) Location, location, location. What do you think? All advice appreciated!