Good morning! We are building our first coop and have gathered the materials needed to frame the coop and enclosed run. Our next step is to decide on where to site the coop. It's here that we are having trouble deciding. Both locations are appropriate for a coop. One of us would like to have the coop within 30 feet of the house to make it a bit more convenient to get out there each day, especially in the winter. Also, trouble with predators (lots of them!) would make it more likely to hear problems during the night. The other of us thinks that the coop and run should be placed about 200 yards from the house, so that any smell won't be a problem and so that all the girls will be farther away from neighbors. We would like to let the girls out of the run most days. We aren't 'having a discussion' about this, we just don't seem to know enough to be able to decide if one spot is better than the other. Does anyone have any ideas and/or experience?