Barney was a little Rosecomb bantam that didn't want out of the coop, he stayed in with his hen. But, he did like to be tall enough to see out. I had walls up about 2 1/2 feet, so that most dogs couldn't stand there and torture the chickens barking at them. So I had perches for Barney to get on so he could keep an eye out. He was my watchchicken. Nothing went on without him telling us.
This was where he would watch for me, or watch what I was doing.
I put a stump in his coop so he could see the neighbors, and crow and harass their dog, which he LOVED to do:
And I guess my seven new babies like to hang out with mom. She hid her eggs from my collecting and the babies were a pleasant surprise. I caged them all so that no one does them any harm, until they are older.