I'm interested in hearing from suburban chicken owners where the coop is right next to the house due to small yard size. If I get chickens (most likely no more than 3 of a small breed like bantam Cochins) I will have to have them right on the side of the house. I know it will have to be very secure as we live in the Los Angeles suburbs but very close to nature and many predators. My main concern is attracting these predators into the house itself as we often leave the patio doors open in summer for our small dog to go in and out. We could close the door but I'm still concerned about mice and rats. I'm curious if anyone has had serious issues inside the house due to the chickens attracting them.