All my fencing material is just designed to keep chickens in and not so much to do with predators. I have two dogs that live on wireless systems around the coop area for that purpose, so the only predator that really gets past them is a black snake and I've yet to see a place they can't get into. Mothballs usually keep those out at chick rearing time, so even that is a pretty easy fix.
Most of the plastic fencing I have used is either the green plastic 2x2 on the cattle panel coop, or deer netting in the breeding/brooder pen to keep chicks in.
Y'all just don't know the luxury of keeping chickens without having to worry about predator proofing....it's such an easy life with chickens when you take out that one factor. It gives a dog a great outdoors life of freedom and it gives him a job to do...both things make for a happy dog and a happy flock. I'd recommend it.
Yup, I got along for years like that. One dog had to be put down for old age, and the second younger dog held down the fort for several more years. She to, got old. She was not able to keep things secure and my flock of 30 was down to 2 in one night.
I blew it by not getting another dog right away. I like it when my dogs are about five-six years apart. This way you will have one dog, in it's prime, all the time.