Greetings from Florida! Trying to get the new coop and run built. My gals have overstayed their welcome in my laundry room! My question is about hardware cloth. We bought and used 1/4 inch hardware cloth on the skirt around the foundation, burying it around the perimeter. We had planned to use the quarter inch for the entire project but unfortunately, it is 23 gauge. We are using a pneumatic stapler, and have found that, even after dialing it way down, the staples are actually cutting thru the cloth. I have hunted high and low for a thicker gauge, but have come up empty handed. We have found that half inch hardware cloth is readily available in 19 gauge thickness. My concern is whether coons can reach through the half inch grid?