I'm not planning on getting my hens till summer, however I'm hoping to have my coop up in two weeks or so. I was wondering if anyone has ever planted anything in or around there coop. I was wanting to plant some beans to grow up on to the coop and pumpkins, zucchini, or some type of melon around my coop and then a covered herb bed inside. I am planting prior to chicks arrival in order to give my plants time to mature. Does anyone have any experience with this? Do you think this is a good idea? I want something that will be functional and aesthetically pleasing.