Ok, I am building impaired. Without strict instructions and predrilled holes there is no way I'll be able to build anything. I can't find any plans anywhere for a 16ft X 16ft run. I know we need a big space, and we have the yard space to do it with no problem. Especially now that we have 12 chickens instead of 8. What is the best way for me to do this? My idea is a wooden frame, screened in with wire mesh on all sides and the top. I'd like it to be over 6ft tall, so my husband can walk inside with no problem. Would it be easier to build four separate 8X8 frames, attach them, then screen the outside? Or I was also thinking, just put in posts like I'm building a fence. Use hardware cloth around the bottom. Just frame the top, and use chicken netting above the hardware cloth and for the top. Half of it open screen top, the other half a plywood roof. What do people do when they start building runs of that size? I want it to be sturdy enough to last. I don't think buying that many 2X4s to frame it out would be very cost effective. Wednesday we're going to mark off the section of the yard that we are going to use. So I'll have an exact measurement of the space. I'm guessing we have about 3 weeks before it's warm enough and the chicks are feathered enough that they can be moved outside. But once we start building, it should be finished in a couple of days. At the very least, we do half on one Sunday and the rest on the following Sunday.