I am going to built a new coop this summer for my 5 girls and have 2 options on my property. One side is sunny and I would have to built a new coop/run from scratch, the other side has a 10X10 roofed structure and an additional 10x10 area under an evergreen tree. It only gets minimal direct sunlight under the structure and non under the tree. I would prefer using the existing structure because I can't garden there and the sunny side is ideal for gardening. I will take a picture of the structure and possible run area and would appreciate any input if that would be an option. BTW. I live in the SF Bay Area and plan an very open coop. I think I only use hardware cloth to enclose the structure/ run and have the roost closed from 3 sides with the bottom being open and the non wind side open. That would be the plan even with the sunny side location.