Just wondering if that would work. I have plenty of it here, so I'd like to be able to use it if it would be effective. As long as I'm asking questions, what about the top? I want to put something over it, but don't know what's the best route. I'm thinking more welded wire, Hubby is thinking "something not real expensive" which probably means chicken wire. I'm not worried about hawks. Our birds free range right now and they're not a problem. I'm more worried about when I'm gone this summer and hubby is taking care of my chickens. He tends to forget to shut the coop at night, or doesn't get it done till late. I don't want a raccoon or possum coming in over the top and getting into the coop. When it's shut, the coop is secure. I want my run to be, also.