With a few modifications, this would make a pretty nice run for a small flock. The chain link won't contain young chicks or keep a predator like a raccoon from grabbing a bird. And I'm not sure, but it doesn't appear to have an apron around the perimeter to prevent anything from digging under the chain link. A couple of things I like about this idea...no flying predators like hawks will be able to fly in the run. Plus there's plenty of human head room!