Below is a picture of my backyard and where I'd like to put the coop and run once I get it started. There is about an acre out back, but this only shows a little less than half. The tree line to the left marks the south side, so it gets morning and late afternoon sun. (The wood pile will be removed soon, too.) The telephone pole is just there, it's not attached to anything, and I don't think it ever was. The pine trees may be coming down, as well as the large silver maples along the line. (The maple to the right will be staying for now. And we will be replacing the maples with Forest Pansy Redbuds and October Glory maples.) I think the ground where I have the coop and run pictured was a garden at some point, so it doesn't have grass so much as thin weeds and dirt. It's also beneath the pine branches a bit, so it gets needle droppings. The small crabapple also shades the area a bit, but it, too, may be coming out. I'm thinking 4' x 6' for the coop interior, plus nesting boxes, and 4' x 16' for the run so that it includes the area under the coop. If I had 6 chickens, they would have 4 square feet inside and 10 square feet outside per bird. (Or would it be better to have a run that's not so long and skinny? Say 6' x 10'?) My question is the placement. Is it all right from what you can tell? Opinions on any part of my plan are more than welcome. Thank you!