Sorry if this isnt the right forum for this, Im not quite sure where it belongs! Anyway, as I said in my introduction thread, I'm moving into a house with a garden thats roughly 460 square feet (if the google convert calculator is correct its somewhere inbetween 40 and 50 square meters; tiny!). The closest neighbour is 3 feet away, but thats on the north side of my house, where theres no garden. On the south side, where my tiny garden patch is and where the chickens would live, the closest neighbour is somewhere between 20 and 30 feet away from my house. So there's not a whole lot of space, or privacy! At a Norwegian chicken forum I asked in they seemed to think this sort of situation is unsuitable and unrealistic in terms of chicken keeping, but after stumbling across several american books and blogs about "backyard" chickens living in much more urban areas than mine, I'm not sure I'm willing to accept the pessimists who say that chickens belong only in the countryside after all...? If I were to keep chickens here, they would need to be of a quiet breed, that didnt disturb the neighbours much. The chicken coop Id make would have to be of a type that can be moved/non permanent sort of structure, since I'll most likely be moving houses in a few years (and ofc Id like to bring the chickens with me) and Im only renting. I was thinking a chicken tractor might work, since Ill only be keeping a handfull of chickens (I was thinking 3 large ones, or maybe 4 or 5 bantams). Our winters here are not very harsh, theres rarely more than one feet of snow, if any at all, and the temperatures hardly ever go much below freezing anymore, so maybe a chicken tractor could work even in winter? I dont know.. I would like to give the chickens access to green forage every now and then by moving their coop/tractor to a new patch of grass, though with a garden this small they might ruin the lawn even when kept in a tractor? So many questions... What do you folks think? Would it be irresponsible of me to keep chickens in this sort of situation?