I'm going to be building a bigger combined coop/run, and in our small suburban yard there's limited places to put it where we'll have easy access to the eggs, as well as easy viewing of the girls while we potter about in the garden. The coop will fit perfectly between two palm trees that grow next to our carport, which is a double carport, and the car is parked on the far side of it so I'm not worried about fumes or anything, but the thing I think may be a dumb idea is that in the half of the carport that will be next to the coop is where I have my outdoor table and chairs, and the BBQ, because on the very few times a year I can be bothered entertaining, that's where we sit to cook and eat (my house is too small for guests and we don't have a dining table LOL). So is it a dumb idea to have the coop right next to where we will be eating (even though it's only a few times a year)? I'm thinking that if there's any smell I can do a coop clean out the day before if I need to? Are there any weird health risks associated with serving/preparing food that close to the chooks? I dunno - we're not too precious about germs round here and figure it's all immune building but maybe my friends will have other ideas so I'd like to know if it's likely to make others think twice about coming over for dinner.