I have about 4 week old chicks. 4 Isa browns and 2 silkies. This is my first time having chickens. I have been searching for a good coop with out spending a fortune. Seems like most seem to build there own instead of buying them. I'm learning a lot from reading these posts but I have a few questions. Also any recommendations or ways to make raising chicken easier please let me know. Should I have a roof over the run to protect from rain and snow or do they stay in the coop during bad weather? I live in Toledo, Ohio. For the run so it's not a muddy mess, I just put pine, leaves, grass clippings etc. in there? Does anyone use the pvc pipe or bucket with nipples for water or food dispensers that help from a mess? I'm trying to make it the easiest on me to clean and tend to.