There is a raised bed in the middle of my most secure chicken run. It used to be a greenhouse, but we turned it into a run. Last year, before I knew we were going to do that, I planted a whole bunch of prized tulips in the raised bed, rescuing them from voles in the main garden. They are up now, tall, but I'm afraid to take the fir mulch off them (they are poking through it), for fear the chickens will devour them. The chickens love to fly up on top of the raised bed and perch, sitting on the fir branches covering the tulips. The tulips are stretching toward the light and are about 10" tall. I'm also afraid the chickens may soon squish the tulips by sitting atop the fir branches. It is a certain the chickens would strip and devour the tulips if I removed the fir branches; correct? There is no other live greenery in that run. I thought about covering the tulips with a netting, but I fear the chickens would fly up and sit on it and crush the tulips. I'm wondering whether my only solution is to put the chickens in the less secure run? What do you think?