Hi! My hubby and I have a quarter acre "urban farm". We live in a neighborhood in a small-medium town. We're making our lot as sustainable and as much like a farm as we can get away with! Thankfully our neighbors love it. We got 3 chicks in March and cleaned out our garden shed for them. It's pretty spacious - about 12'x6''. We put 1/4" hardware cloth over the two windows. The floor is wooden and the eaves are well vented. The 3 chickens have full run of the now coop but in 2 weeks we're going to build them an 8x8' run attached. Living in north Idaho, we get a ton of snow, sometimes more than others. This year, hubby had to shovel our own roof! The coop is in nearly constant shade from some tall neighbor trees. It gets morning sun. I'm trying to decide if we should put a roof on the run or not. They'll have the 72 sq ft shed in winter so if the run gets full of snow it's not like they won't have space. I'll not ever have more than 5 chickens due to city ordinance so no chicken math to fight against. Who would roof the run and who wouldn't? If you would roof it, would you do corrugated metal or the corrugated plastic panels? I don't think the greenhouse effect would be an issue due to the afternoon shade. We don't want to just tarp it in the winter because of vanity - we're trying to be advocates for sustainable living and have it appeal to people who think it's ugly or dirty or too much work, etc. Attached are a couple pictures from 2 years ago. The windows aren't boarded up now, of course, and we're in the process of painting it. The run will go where the corn is in the picture. And don't worry, we'll be digging up the daffodils! Thoughts anyone?