I finally achieved my lifelong goal of owning chickens this week. We recently moved into a house that had a chicken coop already established. We started this week with three hens and have enjoyed the eggs and companionship of having the chickens in the yard with us. Today our neighbor behind us, who is a police officer, came over to inform me that I wasn't allowed to let the chickens roam in the yard. I assumed that it would be okay as long as I was out there with them, but apparently not. Town ordinance says they must be in a pen. It was my fault for not checking on the rules more specifically but now I'm not sure what we should do. Their coop/ floor (run?) area is rather large for the three of them. I think it is about a total of 30 square feet with quite a bit of height for them to go up different levels on shelves and nesting boxes. I don't want to necessarily leave them in there all the time,but if that becomes my only option, is this for sufficient for them? If not,what suggestions do you have?