Hey all - I'm finishing up my coop/run. It's the same idea as the Wichita or the Chicken Palace listed on here. I was going to cover the run in hardware cloth and then put clear corrugated panels over them to provide shelter from rain or snow (in New England here). Question for those more experienced than I... should I suck it up and buy the polycarbonate sheets, or for a run (not a house/coop mind you - just the run itself) is that a little bit of overkill? Has anyone had terrific (or horrible) longer-term experiences either way?
Don't want to sound cheap - but we're talking like a $65 dollar difference with the amount I have to buy... and I'm starting to figure out HOW expensive this first egg is actually going to be!