Hi all, Because of a coon attack, we decided that maybe the topflight and bird netting on top of our substantial 16'x21' run wasn't enough. Today DH and I covered the top with 14 gauge welded utility wire on top of the netting. The perimeter of the run has cedar 4x4's which are connected to each other and 2 extra 4x4 posts in the middle of the run with 2x4's. The one end is anchored to the coop. As we were admiring how great a job we did and how much more secure it would be......my mind wandered to the ice storms we get here in the midwest. I haven't had too much trouble with ice overwhelming the netting. If it snows alot, I go out and knock it through the netting. Do you any of you in ice-storm country have a large run covered with this 2"x4" welded wire? Have you had any trouble with ice build up on it to the point of collapse? I'm thinking maybe we need to support it better........but then there will be so many supports the chickens will be constantly running into them! Just curious about your experience. Thanks.