The horrible summer heat has given me the idea of using this storage space as my chicken house. Our house is on a sloped lot and along the back there is a screened in porch. Running the length of the porch below are two areas which are fully walled in on three sides with a door at each end. The fourth wall is the rock beneath the house's foundation. This area is always cooler than the outside in the summer and warmer in the winter. It is also wired for electricity. The door with the little roof over it (in the picture between the trees) opens out to the place I plan to build my run. My question is, would this be all right for chickens with some alterations for their safety and comfort or should I just build a detached building? What are the pros and cons? Any advice would be appreciated.