Hi all! Getting ready to start putting together a coop for about 4-6 layers. I have two choices for location and would like your input. We are urban subdivision. Our property is flanked by homes on both sides and the back of our property has a privacy fence around the entire yard. The back property line where the fence starts is approximately 25 feet from a pretty busy 4 lane road that gets quite a bit of traffic (some of it loud trucks and motorcycles). Originally I had decided to use an area 10 feet from the back fence that was previously sanded and pebble rocked off for a swing set as the coop location. Now that I have really set my mind to doing this I am worried about the noise stressing out the girls. This location, other than the road, it a perfect place. My second choice is basically right up against the back of the house is a little niche that would fit a 5x10 coop perfectly. The problem I see with this location is that there is no cross breeze. It is pretty much shaded all the time but with it being up against the house I think it would have some protection from the elements and above all the heat. The traffic noise coming from the road sucks for humans but i wonder if we get the chicks young would they grow accustomed to the noise from the road or would it really stress them out? My intentions are to give the girls enough room to be comfortable in their coop / run combo for extended periods if needed (short vacation, winter) and let the out in the yard during the day. I guess my questions are 1) which location would be better? 2) Is this traffic going to be really stressful for the girls? 3) Am I over-analyzing this? Now don't get me wrong, I do not live on a crazy busy road like you would find in a metro city where the daily traffic is like 50000 cars a day. The average number of cars is around 8000 per 24 hour period. Thanks!