So, I tend to over analize things (at least that is what my wife says, I have been crunching the numbers for years and haven't decided if I am yet) We are going to be starting a new backyard flock soon. 4 chickens, all different breeds, not bantams and not the super big ones. I live in northern Wisconsin, we have a lot of large trees that shade most of our backyard in the summer. So in my reading, I've read that chickens need sun, but in the summer time do they need direct sun for their coop? I have 2 spots that I am trying to choose which is best. 1 is on the west side and would have direct sun most of the day winter and summer (evening shade). The other spot is on the south side of my house which would be largely shaded in the summer, but would get sun in the winter(most of the day). Is it a matter of which is easier for me, or is direct sun a needed thing?