Mr. Pirate & I live in suburbia. No doubt about it. But we have an older lot ... it's almost an acre of flat land and just across the street (no sidewalks, mind you) is county. But *we* are in the city limits. Just barely.
And the only reason I mention this is that we also have chickens. Mr. Pirate thought they would be a "good learning experience for the children" (HA!) but now we keep them because Mr. Pirate just plain ol' likes them. (He always did .... he just wouldn't quite admit it. :-) )
Our chickens are cage-free and free range. Heck, with an acre of land, why wouldn't they be? :-) Most of the time they are kept in their chicken yard but around 1-1/2 hours before sunset, we open up the gate to their yard and let them 'escape' onto the lawn and field.
Well, Miss Little Red Hen made her way over to the doorway, looked inside the room and you could SEE that she was intrigued by this new space. I opened the door a little wider and quietly moved aside to give her more passage space and .. yup! ... into my office she came!
Eventually, I was able to *very quietly* sidle over to my desk where my camera was to capture the moment.
Nope, life around here is never dull. :-)