Hey all! I am getting closer and closer to the day when I get my first chickens! Currently researching coops. I have an old shed about 50 ft from my back deck It could be refurb'd into a coop I think and my grandson could watch them safely from a distance. Question tho: would the smell be bad with about 12 or less birds? There are other places in the yard but no shed. Thought about eglu but the $ is an issue and I hate not to use what I already have. Thanks!