My chickens are in a coop at night and during the day I load them up in a big plastic box in my son's wagon and wheel them over to wherever their mobile-chicken run is for the day. At night I load 'em up and wheel 'em back to the coop. As I'm doing I think to myself... does anyone else really DO this? So I do want to build an attached run to our coop so that on the days when I'm not up for loading up three hens and trekking across the yard to the mobile run I can just leave them to be in their coop/run. The problem is I'm low on building skills and finances. After reading on here I've discovered that converting a chainlink dog run might be a good idea. I found on in my town on CraigsList for $100. It's 6' wide by 8 ' long by 4' tall with no roof. Here's the hair-brained idea... I want to be able to stand up in it to clean it out. And it needs a roof - obviously. What about building an arch top to it out of pvc pipe and wire? Or is this too much of a monumental undertaking. Our run is built from an arch just like that (thanks to AWESOME plans on BYC https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=22688-kycklingars-4x10-tractor ) I know i'll need to put some hardwire cloth around the run to make it safe from predators.... and I'll have to put some below-ground wire too.... But what do you think of my arched roof idea? Is it really dumb? Be honest. I can take it. I do worry about the $$ of building the roof after shelling out $100 for the run. Maybe I should just wait for a taller run??? Any ideas are appreciated. Today I woke up with the worst sinus pain EVER and couldn't bear the thought of going out in 95+ degree heat to transport the hens from their coop to the run... and our run can't attach to our coop... Yeah, I still moved them, but it wasn't fun.