Okay, so we are about to build our coop and I am trying to decide where on my property is the best place to put it. Our back yard isn't HUGE but its a good size. I am worried that if I put the coop in the back, we have bonfires in the back during the summer months and I am worried how the smoke will affect the Chickens. Now we wont be having a fire every night and nor every weekend but when we do I don't want them to be bothered.
Other thought are is it better to protect them from the sun in the summer months or the wind in the winter months. I live in Wisconsin so summer isn't too bad but can have some hot days and the same goes for the winter. We will be insulating the coop as well.
Any suggestions would be very helpful!!!