Our village is suburban, many dogs and cats on the street. We are in New York, don't normally see predators such as snakes foxes etc. just squirrels and skunks.
Should we dig a trench for hardware cloth, put wire on the floor, or any other method? Our chicken-owning neighbors did not bother, and have had no problems with predators, but we are closer to a cemetary and wooded area. We do have a fenced yard.