I'm looking into building a turkey hoop coop, but the design I have isn't really a "hoop". It will be used as a breeding pen and for brooding bought poults as well as hens with poults. I'm looking into using 14 ga, galvanized, welded wire fence, 2x4 inch holes, instead of the cattle panels. Hardware cloth will be wrapped around the bottom two feet of the coop and up the sides in the place where the roosts attach to the wall. The 2x4 welded fence is half the price of the cattle panels per sq foot. The fence would be attached to 4 different braces that run the length of the coop (rough sketch below). Do you think this will be strong enough to keep raccoons out? There will be two foot of the 2x4 welded wire against the ground underneath the coop to prevent digging underneath. Would you have any concerns about this coop? We seldom get more than a foot of snow and that is rare but the frame will be made of 2x4s so it should be very sturdy. This is my design. The dotted lines to the outside indicate that those points will have a 2x4 running the length of the coop. Below is a typical hoop coop design.