Hello. This is my first year keeping chickens..have five babies in the brooder right now. I am obviously reading as much as I can about security. We have four dogs in a fenced in area. A bassett hound and pug which aren't really a factor as they are both fairly old, and a boxer and pit bull. We are trying to decide where to put the coop. If we build the chicken coop beside the dog fence would that be a pretty good predator deterrent? Would it freak out the chickens and potentially interfere with laying? I don't anticipate the dogs getting to the chickens at all but I don't want them to scare the chickens to death. I would like for them to scare away opossums, raccoons, cats, etc... Thanks!