We have been slowly converting our barn from horses over to chickens pens for our daughters banties. Our chickens are safely enclosed at night in their nice pens but we want them to have more access to outside. The one enclosed pen does not cut it any longer, especiall when she has her banties is smaller groups. Her birds need sun and bugs! We dont want to free range, hawks and such. We are not looking to make it fully preditor proof, mainly keep tiny banties in and hawks and especially sparrows out during the day. Chickens get locked up at night. I am sick of the darn sparrows flying throught the 2" welded wire run, flying through the little coop door and dining on chicken food and leaving their little poops!. Hubby is very handy but I am looking for material ideas for pen sides and also covering the top. We know it will not be cheap but trying not to break the bank either. The run area will be along the side of our barn, needing to enclose the front and one side along with the top. Roughly a area about 50' long by 10' (or20') deep divided into 5 runs. We thought about game bird flight netting to cover the top, attacthing it to the side wall of the barn and over the runs. Fencing ideas for the side and divider panels? Ideas Want it small enough to keep out most song birds It will not be burried just attached to a apron board Please no orange or yellow safety plastic, yuk 5' tall for easier access. Chain link would work but the holes are too big and 1" chain link is expensive Anyone use 17 Gauge apron fencing (heavy duty type chicken wire) Ideas please, please, hubby is ready to start building!