Thanks so much. I don't know why I didn't think of placing some tin around the bottom. I think that's a good idea. When it isn't raining it's no problem, but here in Florida it rains a lot and I've already seen proof of it coming in from the sides. And closing up in bad weather (hurricanes here) is also a good idea. Thank you very much!Your run and coop looks good but must remember the rain and wind that you may get. We live in Arkansas so we put a 3 foot of tin around the hard wire on the bottom of our run. With a tin roof over our run even though they run free on our 1-acre yard. To keep the feed from getting wet we use the PVC pipe. Our laying coop is enclosed with pine shavings. If we know the weather is going to be bad we place plastic on the North side of run.