My oldest son and I will be starting our coop build next week, using the Purina coop plan with a few modifications. BUT, I am unsure where to put the coop. It can be in full sun against the side of our dutch barn storage building, allowing my (future) hens to get plenty of sunlight for optimal laying, some extra warmth in winter, more level to build on with less tree roots... ....OR it can be placed near some large old oak trees with plenty of shade. It gets hot and humid here in the summer, so shade sounds good for then and already grass wont grow in that area...my son mentioned that burying the hardware cloth for the run may be difficult near the trees... What do you guys think??