So I've got this wacky staircase at the back of my house. It used to serve each of the two halves of the yard, as the house is a double shotgun. I've removed the separating fence, so the second staircase is redundant, and I've wanted to remove one, but now...... What if I add a bit of framing, and enclose the whole under-stair area with hardware cloth? Maybe put some metal roofing under the landing/stairs to keep the space drier? There's already a curb on the house side, and if I dug out a bit I could fill the area with sand. Assume the girls would nest under the lowermost steps, and install a flip-up stair tread for egg collection. Whaddya think???