Does anyone have a coop that is right up against their house? We are going to get 6 chicks in a couple of months and am planning the coop and run. I have an area outside of our finished basement where we could put the coop and run. That way we could watch the chickens from the windows in the basement and the kitchen windows upstairs. We have a friend who does this and the chickens come right up to the window (they throw scraps into the run from that window). I love the idea of being able to see them, but I am concerned about the smell. We have a deck that is right above and next to the place where it would be. Alternatively, I could put it about 40 feet from the house. Thanks for any advice.