I'm a newbie and we are in the process of building a 24 x 12 run area. I have been searching threads about predator proofing and I think our plan is pretty good except for covering the area. I'm worried about racooons being able to climb the fencing and getting in over the top. Our neighbors have chicken wire over theirs, but I've read that racoons can chew right through it. (although they have not had that problem in the year that they have had them.) Has anyone had a raccoon chew through chicken wire on top of the run? I suppose I could use dog fencing, but I think it would add quite a bit to the cost. I will do what I have to do though. I would hate to lose any of my little fluff balls.