I live in a house with a good sized yard in a neighborhood. My neighbors are tolerant of my feathered ducks, chickens and quail. My critters free roam in the fenced in backyard during the day and sleep in their coops at night, except for the quail, of course. My ducks have a plastic pond for swimming, and my garden and potted plants have fencing to protect them from the chickens and ducks. I get lots of eggs to eat and lots of poop to fertilize my plants.