Well it’s that time of year! Temps dropping and I’m forced to think about winter and building a run to keep my biddies happy through it. This was originally going to be a temp coop but it has turned into a coop I’m keeping for a few years at least. My original thought for a run was a gable roof off the back but I won’t have clear view from house (and that will drive me batty) so now I’m thinking a run off to the side instead. Height would be just above side window/below eves. I’d like to do the west side (door is facing north, easier to see from house) but nest boxes would be in the run (not a huge deal) and no room for pop door (nest boxes in way) unless I make run deeper and wrap around the back which may not work with my window placement on back. I’ll take pic later. I’m thinking solid shingled or tin roof. I believe I read minimum of 6 degree slope for snow load (Minnesota). A gable roof won’t work from side and I think a single pitched roof would look silly but need some sort of slant. Yikes! I hope this makes sense. I’ll post coop layout and photo of back of coop in morning. Any suggestions welcome!!