Well, it's been a long time since I've been here and after 5 months without chickens I can finally get more. My last four were rehomed to a family that lost their home to a fire. This time I am only getting 2-3 and I want to try and avoid the mistakes I made and innovate a little. My first question is how much space do two hens need in a run to keep them from turning it into a mars scape? My second question is if it is possible to create a coop and run with a 1ft-2ft deep bed for planting plants on top? By plants I mean things such as melons, cucumber and tomatoes. Also, does anyone have some neat DIY ideas I could use?