I have been excitedly drawing up plans, planning flower boxes, and laying out my chicken moat design for the last week or so...including deciding WHICH side of the garden to build the coop on. Now, in our back yard, there is this terrible little yard shed, which is good enough to be used, but my DH's ex father in law built it and it is an eyesore! I do not WANT to draw attention to it, I want to build my coop and garden in a way that they block the view and draw the eye away from this atrocious little beast of a garden shed. DH decided to TELL me how the coop will be built and WHERE it will be set in the yard... same DH who said he didnt want anything tod o with my project and that it was MY project... My plan was to build it about 15 feet from the back of the house. We have our bedroom on the back, and the back door into the garage... he says that is too close and he wont have chicken stink wafting into our bedroom... How close to YOUR house is your coop and is my idea too close? The wind is always from the south and the coop would be north of the house.