The netting over my run did not survive the foot of heavy snow we got on New Years Eve here in Michigan!!!! It is ripped and torn and lays on the ground under 12 inches of snow!! I am not sure how to remedy this before spring...Just last week my son saw a hawk swoop down to try and snatch a chicken. It did not see the netting and almost got caught in it. I wonder, in the colder, snowy climates, do people just use chicken wire to cover runs. I wonder if wire would hold up to blizzards better??? I don't want to lose any to hawks! Well, just saying ARRRRGGGG over here!!!