For those of you that keep your chicks confined most of the time, what percentage of you keep a solid cover over your run? I notice a lot of people say to do it but I have noticed the majority of coop designs I see do not have the runs covered. I am talking about a solid roof type covering not just chicken wire/hardware cloth. I had originally planned to only have chicken wire over the run but I don't want to have to do it over again, I don't want to just throw a tarp over it. So if some type of solid cover is definitely the way to go then I might was well do it correctly from the beginning. The few coops I have spotted in my area do not have a roof, just some type of netting over the run.
Our run has a solid roof, without it, the run would be a mud hole. We do get high winds but it's built solid and we haven't had any problems. We don't free range due to all the predators and this way the hens can be out in all types of weather.