I am torn between the advantages vs disadvantages of building a chicken coop. It may sound silly and I admit that I am new but so far, my chickens have been lucky and sheltered in with my Alpacas or under the front deck where there is a lattice type covering on 3 sides. I don't really want to construct any more buildings than I have to (or can afford) and I do have a minicoop that I got from Orscheln's. I am afraid that if I confine them to an enclosed area that the older reds (New Hampshire and Rhode Island) will be agressive to the newer ones.? Also 2 are roosters (I think one is an Americauna and the other a Wyandotte) and am not sure how safe it would be to put them together and with all the chickens...? All of my animals are within close proximity of my house which I think helps and I also have a donkey to keep the coyotes away... Any thoughts?