I am preparing to build our first run for our 14 pet chickens. They're generally a mix of big egg laying breeds. Their coop is the 10 x 10 shed in the right half of this picture. We plan to add an automatic door to the wall you see facing downhill toward the swing set. I hope to have the run look "nice" because it's visible from our living room. I was thinking 4x4 posts with top and bottom sideways 2x4 rails. We've read here that hardware cloth is the way to go so that's our plan, and burying a skirt of it. The space cleared here (still has piles of blackberry canes in it that we'll burn up) is about 15 x 25. -Will it get stinky without a solid roof? (We live in NW Oregon so there are times of year where it rains every day for weeks.) -Will I need to add a lot of litter outside? -If I divide it in half lengthwise, and only let the ladies in one half per week (fence them out), will any vegetation survive? And would that help with any smell? -What features of a run make it look nicest? Besides the pretty birds, of course.