Hello! My husband and I are planning to get chicks this spring. We are debating on where to put the coop. My husband wants to put the coop close to the house because he does not want electricity wiring going too far (in case the winter gets too cold on Long Island, NY). I don't want the coop too close to the house because I am worried about hygiene/smell/rats/noise. My questions: 1. Is there any reason why the coop should not be close to the house? 2. Do we need electricity for the coop? It got down to 14F on Long Island this year. We ordered 6 chicks. Town regulations only allow 6. Thank you for your input!