We are coming upon completion of our coop for the Silkies. We have decided we will be placing a kennel that we looked at in Home Depot, around the coop and runs to enclose them for extra predator protection. We noticed that the two kennels on display,did not come with a top . We need to cover up the entire top of the kennel and need to know with what material? Here is the scenerio so that you might be able to assist us in our decision. We live in the tropics so rain is almost everyday for a portion of the year very heavy downpours ,sometimes at an angle. We will be putting metal roofing over the existing coop roof and we still are contemplating what to do over the 2 runs . The coop has 2 runs,one on each side.Ventilation concerns for coop have already been addressed. I do not want to use a tarp over the run due to wind and rain ,possible cave in and blocks the beautiful sun .I might consider shade cloth for one side . I need to provide shelter for chickens from too much sun and rain and I know they would enjoy staying out in the runs opposed to running inside coop constantly when the weather gets to them. One run will have the shade cloth and have not figured out how to not overexpose or underexpose the other run. The coop will have a gutter and leader scaled to size .We will put one that will not be too heavy/large on the coop as it is small. I would like to use pineshavings and DE on the ground and not sure if I should do same to both sides. Water supply in a bottle will be available both in coop and out in one run and the food container will be in coop. Construction sand will be mixed with the DE and pine shavings.Not sure how to apply all properly.Treats will be provided out of the coop in one of the runs. Suggestions please are welcome. What will work in my scenerio?