Just the facts: The city we're planning to move to requires chickens to be 20 feet or more from any domicile. We want 2 - 5 egg layers. We want minimal work (read: lazy!) We will have dogs. We will have nosy neighbors who we need to teach about the Good of the Chicken. The Bay Area does not get below 30 degrees. We do not get snow. For 8 months of the year, there is no precipitation at all. Then it rains like crazy. We will have problems with opossum, raccoon, stray dogs, LOTS of cats, rats, etc. So I was thinking... what about a coop with chicken doors in every side? We could create a portable run that could be moved to one or another door so the ladies could destroy different areas of lawn on different days. What do you think?