My name is Phyllis Lee. I live in Aztec, NM. A friend from my church gave me 7 ladies and a rooster. I am so excited as that is one animal I haven't owned and I am working on getting a pen set up for my new additions. I have a coop on its way as my hubby is out of town so i an trying to get this done on my own. I am trying to decide whether to fence of a square in the front of my house where we have a pad or in the back by my garden. The only issue with the back is my two German shepherd dogs. I am not getting the chickens for their lunch. Any suggestions?