So we had some big oak limbs come down during a big storm last week. I cut most of it up, and the kids were having fun building a fort/leaf shelter/lean-to whatever. Now the hens have completely taken it over. I water it down in the morning and they settle in and love it. It's cool in the summer heat and very private and they seem to feel safer. As an added benefit, it ALMOST keeps them out of the flower beds. Almost. Anyway, you may not be set up to build something like this, but if you can, the girls sure do enjoy it.