Hi all, I am about to venture into the backyard chicken world, Lord help me! We would probably only have 2 chickens (buff orpingtons I think). We have a wooded play set that has a slide attached to a platform. I'm wondering if the space under that is enough for a couple of chickens. The platform is about 4 - 4 1/2 feet high, at the base it is about 5ft x 2 1/2ft. I'm thinking we could close in the top half and use a little creativity to make it easy to clean and put in some nesting boxes. The bottom half could be the run if we run some chicken wire around it and make a door. I'm thinking of doing the extra lip of wire around the base to keep predators from digging under. Since I'm totally new to this, I wanted to know if anyone who knows what they're doing (as opposed to me) thinks about the idea. Thanks so much for your patience with a newbie. We're in north/central NC, so weather is pretty mild most of the time. We do get hawks, raccoons, foxes and the occasional coyote.