Some time ago, I posted pics of our new coop and was asked how I did the run. Sorry it took so long. The hardware cloth was painted black and I put a shade screen over the top hardware cloth (ebay). The run is 8'x15'. The box area of the run is 8'x12' and there is about another 3' where it slopes down to the coop. Inside the run is 7' tall. the hardware cloth is buried 30" down. It was to late to plant grass around the coop, probably in the fall. Our coop is 6'x8' and provides a shady area underneath. 1, The four (1) 10' 4x4 posts were set 3' deep and set with 1.5 bags of concrete each. 2, 6x6 PT was notched around the fixed posts and notched together as well. 3 Horizontal 2x4 connected the four fixed posts 4 inches below the top. 4, The remaining vertical posts sat on the 6x6 and were fastened at the top and bottom. 5, All of the cross roof beams were set on the top 2x4 and fastened to the posts. 6, Filler pieces of 4x4 were set along the top of the sides between the vertical posts. They were to fasten the hardware cloth and continue the look of the 4x4 frame. 7, The door is 2x4 with 1x sandwiching the hardware cloth on the inside.