Soon our coop will be done, and along with the run we have in place now- I believe we will have a good set-up. The question is- where to put it. We live in NW Georgia where the summers are hot and the winters can be unpredictible but with little to no snow. We have a large lot, 1 1/2 acres with 1/2 being hevily wooded. On the left of us we have some lawn and a neighbor with very large dogs. The dogs are kenneled and we have a cow fence, but I'm afraid it might be too tempting for the dogs and they will bark or a Houdini chicken might squeeze thru into their yard. On the right side we have several large oaks and then heavy woods. No real grass to speak of because the shade of the trees. Beyond the fence are 4 empty lots, no people for quite a distance. In the front we have about 40ft until the road, spotty grass with a few more trees and my garden. In the back we have a nicely developing lawn backed by heavy woods. I am thinking under the trees on the left would be the best. Most secluded, I can watch them from my sunroom bay window, and the trees will shade them in the summer. They will be free-range a good bit of the time with some supervision- providing they don't become curious about our neighbors. Can anyone see a problem with locating the coop and run under a bunch of shady oaks?