We have a large shed out in the middle of our grassy field that we turned into our "Chicken Shack"2 human-size doors, five big windows, wood floor, lots of places to play, hide, roost, nest. We've had our 7 pullets in there for about a week now, and I must say I wish they were closer so that I could see them from the house. But I am thinking that predators might be reluctant to come up to this tiny house in the field, at least 50 feet from any trees, and so far, the girls love it so much that they barely come outside during the day. The up side of the Chicken Shack is that it is definitely large enough, they like it, and it is already there with no other purpose. We close the girls up at night to protect them, and they have a fenced area behind it that is open to them all day. The down side is that it has no electric or water supply, it is far (500 ft) from the house, and the one big door does not close securely. It will probably be drafty in the winter here in cold and snowy upstate NY. I am worried that the fencing is probably not secure enough to prevent something from digging under or climbing over, and the door would be easily "broken into" if something got past the fence. Being far from the house, I would not even hear if there was a break-in. We are considering maybe making the shed a house for future goat kids, and maybe making part of the lean-to on the side of our garage into a better coop, with a pop-door and better security all the way around. Or we could work on tightening up the doors and fencing on the Chicken Shack, and maybe adding a solar-powered security light. Any votes as to which would be better for "the girls"?