First let me say thanks for the forums and all the info here. I'm finding it all very helpful as I plan for my small flock of hens on my urban lot this spring. I currently am using the square foot/ raised bed method for my veggies and am looking to expand my garden space when I build the coop, and I've got an idea but I'm at a loss on how to implement it, so perhaps someone here can help with a suggestion. When I build my raised beds I also add holes into the framing of the bed risers so that I can add rebar or conduit posts for netting string or wire plant supports etc.... However, I had the idea that if I let the beds rest between rotations for a bit that they would make a great run area for my hens. The hens help fertilize the beds and keep them weed free. However my plans for the coop was to build it into my detached garage (needs a new roof and to be resided anyway) which is about 25'-30' from my soon to be new bed areas. My idea is to use the post holes in the bed frames for building a simple hoop vaulted chicken wire fence structure to keep the chickens in the run/idle garden bed for a few months then move the vaulted structure to a new bed and let the chickens go to work on the next one. I was just curious if anyones has any ideas for some kind of flexible tube material that I could attach to the garage to act as a hallway for the chickens to get to the run area from the coop. I was thinking that some of those children's expandable play tubes might work. but I'm not sure if the chickens would break through the canvass, or not use it because they'd find it frightening. Or is there some other solution I'm not aware of? Or would I be better off just making a small portable coop that I can move with the fencing for the run?