We ordered our chicks!! Picking them up August 15, so we've got some time to prepare. Anywho, now I can't decide where to put the coop! We have a large yard and attached 8 acres of woods. Our back yard is wide open with little option for shade. Location #1: We have cleared out some space in the woods to the side of the yard and I have had my eye on a spot behind the shed where the ground stays relatively dry. The downside to this: it is full of poison ivy. Also, the chickens would have full shade there, so I wasn't sure if that would negatively impact egg production... Location #2: At the way back of the yard under some pine trees that provide a small amount of shade. This area of the yard is really not used for anything and is just a pain to mow. The downside: it gets quite wet in the spring, which I've read isn't a good option for coop location due to messiness and hygiene. No poison ivy, though. So I don't know, DH liked the idea of the way back, pine tree location and then I thought of the wetness the next day (It's not wet at all right now.) Which problem is easier to deal with - eradicating poison ivy or battling poor drainage?? Thanks!