Ok, still working out all the details for our girls soon to be new home. My husband and I were debating whether to cover or not to cover the run. I feel like if we cover it we'll have to make it shorter so I won't be able to get in there comfortably. I say leave it uncovered and keep it a good 6 ft tall. He is more worried of running the risk that a fox or racoon or hawk will get into the run during the day and kill one of the hens. Of course, my neighbor down the street doesn't even fence his in. The just free range all over his open fields. I would think if those guys have been safe enough mine in my back yard would be too. Any thoughts?