My DH and I are trying to plan out the chicken coop and run. He is planning the coop and I am planning the run. My problem is this. He has told me I can do the run any way I want, BUT the big trees have to stay. I can not cut any of them down. The small trees can go. So, working around these big trees might be a problem. Do I need a top on the run? The chickens will be locked up in the coop at night and in the run and free ranging during the day. Their free ranging time will depend on me being home (which is most of the time) so I can keep an eye on them. With that said, there will be some time they will be spending in the run. If I do need a top on the run, is there a way I can work around these big trees and still have the top? I would appreciate any ideas on this! p.s. There is sooooo much work that needs to be done! This is the spot where the coop is going. It is actually larger than it looks. I couldn't get the whole lot in the picture! These are the big trees I am talking about. All of the smaller stuff it going. Only the big trees stay.