Rodney & the girls are getting a run this weekend so they can enjoy the fresh air when we are not home. The run will go the length of the coop and come out about 5'. There is a sidewalk along the coop that is about 3 feet wide. The other 2 feet is currently grass. I know they will kill the grass. I am looking for ideas of what can or should be spread on the ground that will look decent and be easy to clean. DH is talking about cementing the whole thing so it can be hosed down. I think cement all day would be harsh on the feet. The run is 6 feet high. It is the welded wire kind, and has the black powder coat paint. I wanted the cheap chain link one, but DH thought that Rodney and the girls needed higher class digs. I am going to need a top for it also. I will either make one or purchase one. So I am also looking for ideas for covering the run in an attractive way. I think that Rodney is becoming a Daddy's boy. DH brought him in the house the other day to visit.