We are a family of five who lives in a suburb of Southern California (Murrieta) where we can't keep chickens...legally. It appears that there are plenty of people who have chickens in my town - and I want to know how they do it! Having attended an agricultural college in the northeast, I find myself drawn to that farmy kind of lifestyle. Although at first, I didn't care for it during that sweltering Indian summer as the freshman dorms were located just adjacent to the pig farm. We don't have any chickens because my butthead of a neighbor will call the city on us. In the meantime, I'll read/research all I can and I'll keep fantasizing about my dream coop with all my dream chickens.