Hey, Mary! I don't have any raised beds, although I wish we had gone that route. Our coop has to be in the backyard at the far most point, with a fenced off area because of our dogs (they don't seem to be chicken friendly). We have our first flock ever, and we're still learning. Our garden is near the coop, and for the moment we have a run next to the coop with the door leading in the run so they can go in and out. We are also going to fence off an area of the grass for them to run in when we make some repairs to our fence, and when the garden is done, they will be allowed to help us clean it up! I'm sorry I'm not much help, but feel free to ask questions.