My mom is hesitant to let me build a run. The chickens scratch the grass and she hates it. She said either keep them in a coop full time, or get rid of them. I am building a bigger and better coop in the Summer and they can have a run until then. How unhappy will my chickens be. She said she's fine if I put them in the tractor in the dog yard a few days a week. Will this be fine? Updated on 1/23. After talking with mom, she doesn't want the yard ruined, as we rent. We have viewed the plans over and over and are seeing if we can make the chicken gazebo into a gazebo tractor! She is fine with tractors, since if they start scratching a section too much, we can move it! I am SOOO glad she decided this and I don't have to rehome my babies!