Currently have 4 silkies and plan to have Buff Orpington's. Currently using a run with temporary coop until the new coop Is built. The footage for the run will be 8 x 12. the coop will be a 4 x 8 inside the run 2 foot off the ground. I have placed a cement footing that is roughly 5 to 6 inches deep for the foundation. Hoping this would prevent any predators from entering underneath. I live in Northeast Texas so I'm not too concerned about cold freezing winters. I'm planning on having a open floor for the coop instead of a sheet of plywood. Are there any recommendations as far as using hardware cloth or see next picture or other options for flooring that would make it easier to clean the coop and provide ventilation for the hot summers in Texas? Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!