Well, being that I live on an Island, we get varying elements. In winter, it rains ALOT !! needless to say, lots of mud. Ducks love it, my chickens hate it. The ducks had their coop and run right beside our natural pond, with all the rain, the pond got nice and close, but, not too close for any sense of urgency. On the top of their run I have (had) netting. Two nights ago we had a huge dump of snow. Heavy snow. I had to work at 5am, so, didn't see the aftermath until after work. All my chicken runs need fixin'. The tops of the runs anyways. The duck run was a mess, tore netting off the wood, and trees it was attached too. Did a quick fix. and then today, I get home from work, my hubby, oh bless him. He has completely torn down the duck run , dismantled their coop and has built a deluxe 8' x 6' house, that will have a shingled roof, it stands about 8' tall, so a nice size coop/shed. we moved their original coop into that new house, so they now have double the protection from the elements. Put a new lid on the original coop. oh so cozy. A nice solid bottom. and now their run is 3x bigger. we kept the original boundaries of their run, as the door opens right beside the pond. but with their coop (for sleeping) being put into the new house, that much more room. so tomorrow the finishing touches , predator proofing again, all the wire in the run. the good news is, that the new building can house a second sleeping coop for my next breed of duck that I plan to get in the spring. So, a good day that way. expensive but, will be just lovely in the end. the snow also brought down a tree onto our paddock fencing and not just a little tree. anyone else having snow issues that is forcing them to do some quick structure changes??