DH and I have three chickens coming this weekend from a breeder. We are in the process of building their permanent coop, but circumstances are causing us to get them a week or two early, and the coop is still incomplete. We have a chain-link dog run that the previous owner of our property built. It's made of metal pipe, 4x4 lawn timbers, chain-link fence, and has a corrugated metal roof over 3/4 of it. Enclosed entirely by chain-link fencing, sides and roof. It buts up to the privacy fence. Part of it sits on a concrete foundation. It's probably about 8' x 32' ? Maybe? The whole thing is plenty big for three chickens, following the 4/10sqft rule per bird in the coop/run respectively. Our entire yard has a 6' privacy fence around it, but we see our neighbors' cats lurking along the back of our property all the time. How can I make this semi-chicken friendly? Here is a picture (the thing in question is badly outlined in red). You may need to squint. We live in Texas and the nights here won't get below 80 degrees, probably, so cold isn't a factor. It'll be hot during the day, but that is a very shady part of the yard over there, and the birds are coming from central Texas, so they will be used to the heat. It could rain... is that a worry? Will a tarp help? Our birds are coming from a breeder and cost a pretty penny. We haven't seen a raccoon in the yard, but I'd bet they'd show up for a buffet. I'd be so very upset to find one headless before we even begin!!! PLEASE, HELP!!!