Our chickens in their DIY chicken tunnel. We live in a residential area, so to keep the chickens protected from hawks, dogs and other predators (and to keep them out of our neighbor's yard) we hook up their portable play-pen to the run and let them range.
And someday, when we have coops full of rescue chickens, we'll have rescue goats running and playing on their goat fort. /LOL you need a couple thick poles with a 2x6 going across from one to the other. Goats really enjoy that. Telephone poles work real well too.
Surrounded by raised garden beds, this deluxe chicken coop has what it takes to keep chickens safe, healthy and laying fresh eggs: a minimum 4-by-8 foot screened-in run and a 4-by-4 foot critter-proof coop for up to three hens. | Photo: Matthew Benson | thisoldhouse.com