I just got 6 bantam chicks from TSC and they're already getting bigger and stronger, so I'm exploring different coop options. I have a large yard (for the city), but it's on the corner and pretty visible, so I wanted to keep the coop as small and close to the house as possible. The flock will be pared down to 3 birds at the most, so I was wondering if it would be possible to build a coop HERE: This is the view from outside the house, looking towards a little area about 4'x12'. My thought was to put the actual coop inside, in the basement, and put the door to the run out this little window. You can see the dryer vent on the right side. Here's a view from inside the basement. The workbench you see (full of junk) would form the base of the coop about 4 feet off the floor. Here's an inside view of the window. Note the dryer vent going out and the window space to the right, where the door to the coop would be. So the idea would be to build an enclosed space within the basement, with nest box access and a way to open up the whole thing for cleaning. There would be a ramp from the base of the coop up to the window and roosting poles for the hens. Thoughts? Is this brilliant or the worst idea ever?