Still doing the research to try to sell my husband on the idea of getting chickens, and one of his big concerns is going to be the lawn. We definitely aren't golf-course lawn people, but he does try to keep our St. Augustine watered and mowed. My question is, which would be overall easier on the lawn: installing a permanent coop and pen set-up in one area and just expecting that area to be pretty well worn, or using a chicken tractor and moving it regularly? I've never had chickens enclosed in a small area, so I'm not really sure what the results would be. If the affect on the lawn is going to be negative, then I think we'd rather just build a permanent chicken area and let it take the wear and tear. But if moving them around in a chicken tractor would have a positive or even unnoticeable affect, that would possibly be our better option. For what it's worth, I'm thinking of 2 to 4 chickens depending on some specifics of our local ordinances that I'm trying to figure out. And we live in Texas, so cold will not likely be a concern but heat will. The backyard is pretty well shaded, but it still gets hot. Thanks again for any help!