My wife and I just bought a 4 yr. old 1700 sq. ft. modular home on 7 acres 5 miles outside of town. Nearest neighbor is measured in hundreds of yards. There's a beautiful stand of Knotty Pines behind the house. I'm going to drop just enough to accommodate the coop and build the coop/yard under the trees. It's far enough away from the house that we won't smell the yard, but close enough to make the walk to it easy. The trees will provide wonderful shade in the summer and some protection from snow in the winter. Come spring, we'll be ready to bring home the birds!