I'm so glad to find your site! I've dreamed of having chickens all my life and finally I can! I bought a house on a mountain with almost 3 acres and I want to have several chickens for the eggs.... just enough for about 6 or 8 people. I was just gifted with a used dog lot and I need to know how far away from my house to set this up. Once he brings it and takes it off the truck, I won't be able to move it far, so I need to know where to put it. It is level enough here, but very rocky. I'm in North Carolina near Mt. Airy ( Andy Griffith territory). Any suggestions would really be appreciated. yay! chickens!!!!!