Hello all, I am in the very early stages of planning our coop. We are looking at locations around our house for the best spot. We live in an extremely rural area of middle Tennessee, so there is plenty of room. I just want the best place (and not have to move the coop after its built!). Our backyard is completely enclosed by chainlink fence that was placed there from a former pet (large dog). She is no longer with us, so i wondered if simply placing a secure coop inside the fenced yard would be enough protection for the chickens. We had originally planned to locate it outside the yard with an enclosed run, but since our backyard is full of mature trees (one is a pecan tree - is this a problem for chickens??), I thought the shade might be a welcome reprieve from the Tennessee summer sun. Any and all advice is much appreciated! Thanks!