So, I've got the plans drawn out for my dome run (similar to this one https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=36925) but I'm debating what to cover it with. I'm not so worried about keeping critters out anymore since I will be getting the coop in the next few days and the chickens will be safely locked up at night (and my St Bernard keeps them safe from predators most any other time), but still something to keep out skyward predators. So, the cheapest thing I can cover it with is screen mesh (like for window screens and screen doors). I like this idea because I can get 100 foot rolls super cheap, it will still allow good ventilation, reflect some of the florida sun (and ultimatly keep it cool) AND it helps keep bugs out. Downfalls, it will wear out the fastest. The middle of the road idea is standard chicken wire. Its still very cheap for 50-100 foot rolls but wont reflect any sun or repel insects. Allows great ventilation and won't wear out very fast. Welded wire or hardware mesh. This is by far the most expensive method (keep in mind I'll need around 150ft to cover the whole thing). It will be the sturdiest and last the longest, still allow great ventilation, wont do anything against the sun or bugs. So, I want everyones opinion of what I should use and why and please dont hesitate to point out any perks or downfalls I might have missed, THANKS!