Well I just spent a ton of time working on this duck house and now I was just informed the poultry wire i used is worthless . What can I do to make is more safe?
It looks amazing but you are correct, the fencing will only keep the birds in. Predators can tear right through it. Wrap it in chainlink or hardware cloth to make it safer.
You are going to have some very spoiled birds.
And yes, half inch metal hardware cloth saves lives.
You have some ventilation for the house, yes? I covered all openings including vents with the half inch metal hardware cloth.
If you send someone to get it, please tell them to read the label and look at the product careully. Some big box stores sell plastic "hardware cloth." Not useful.
For keeping diggers out of the day pen, I rolled out coated chain link across the bottom and fastened it to the base of the pen.