Since I live in rural Colorado I spent some time today making the ladies a bit more secure from predators. I stapled 1/2'' hardware cloth to the frame of the coop. When I say staple, I don't mean with a staple gun, using 3/4" poultry fencing staples instead. In addition to the block to hold the wire down I used garden wire hoops placed every foot or so. I will be putting the hardware cloth on the run tomorrow just need to get more self-tapping screws and washers.