On Saturday we had a rare October snow on the eastcoast. It was wet and heavy and clung to every surface including the poultry wire roof on my chicken yard. It was so heavy it started causing my concreted 4 X 4 posts to lean inward. It caused the pen gate to go so crooked that I had to unscrew the latch to get inside the pen. I had to use a shovel to push up on the wire inside to make the snow fall off. This will be my first chicken winter so I don't know how to deal with this. Does anyone know if a length of electric heat tape lying ontop of a 20 x 20 foot poultry wire roof would keep snow and ice melted off? I would run it over, across, and back.