What will be the downfall of not tarping my run? We don't get much snow, just cold and rain. However we do get the occasional 2' blizzard, nor easterner come through. I have sand in the run and they hide under the coop when it rains. I hate going out there in the pouring down rain, but there is a two foot overhang on the front of the coop so I stay pretty dry while cleaning each day. Here's my set up it looks slightly different, but this gives you the general look of the run and coop. The coop is 10x5, the run is 10x15 but that space includes the coop in the rectangle. I have 13 chickens. Two 20 weeks, three 16 weeks and eight 8 week olds.