There’s a wide range of chicken coops on the market, even if you’ve got a small backyard, you can still keep a couple of chooks.
You can buy a small chicken coop (1m x 2m) for about $250 from pet stores, larger hardware chains and farm produce stores. It’s always good to have a separate section for your hens to lay eggs and a section for feeding.
Please make sure your coop is fox-proof. You can even make a chicken tractor by adding a pair of wheels for easy moving around the backyard so as not to kill your lawn.