I designed our run so it will be about 250 square feet. It is an irregular shape, but basically it will require 70' of 6' fencing and then the fencing over the top for the roof. I have calculated that with 4x4's for posts, 2x4's for the roof span and 1/2 x 1/2 hardware cloth for the fence and roof I could do it for around $600 ball park. Here's my idea: Click either picture to enlarge So, with that in mind, I called Lowes and Home Depot to come out and give me an estimate for a chain link run. I figured $600 is a decent budget to start with; let me see what they will charge. I only have one estimate so far, but I can't believe the other one will be much cheaper. For the run fencing, gate and roof one of these companies has given me an estimate of $2500. My eyes almost fell out of my head when the estimator told me that. The run is really no larger than a decent sized room in a house. I had no idea fence prices were that high. Looks like I'll be doing it myself with wood and hardware cloth.