I have been a long time lurker and been researching chickens for quite a while now. My only problem is space, I have a VERY small yard. But I am only looking at having 2-3 chickens. I cant give them free roam of my yard because it seems all my neighbors have cats. So I started to design a coop/small run, the run would be maybe 6' long by 30" wide. Then I got the smart idea, why not take over a large chunk of space I am not even using. Its about 20' long x 3' wide. Here is a pic: I would built the coop in the rear most area, then fence off the front, and do a chicken wire roof as well. What do you guys think?? The problem is that is not really in the sun at all, but I could build a well insulated coop, I am located in WA so the cold is what I would be worried about. Thanks!!