I've had this dog house for 20 years now and have had nothing sleep in it. Well one traveler but no dog of mine. So I figured I'd make something I can isolate chicks in, a brooder, or maybe a sick hen. But this is what I did. I made a stand 12 inches high so I could have a little cool area under it. Built a run area that's 4X4X8. I put a cross piece on on top to hold the hanging feed and water. On the end you see I plan on a door and on the other side I'm cutting a space for one nest box. Those pavers you see on the right are to go all the way around the run. The entire run is covered in 1/2 inch HC. This is just the gate for the run. The cost right at $200 not counting the dog house. That was $100. And it's really not on a slope like it seems. I'm a tad tilted with the camera.