I was thinking of using some "Premium Grade Birdwire" Which is probably just hex chicken wire from this farm website. http://www.farmerboyag.com/wire-netting/Premium-Grade-Birdwire.asp I know people say to use the welded wire or the hardware cloth, but I really cant afford to build something as big as I'd like with those more expensive options. I wonder what peoples opinions of making the coop with hardware cloth, but using the chicken wire for the run. With that in mind, I would then close the run off and lock them up in the coop at night and allow them to use the run all day while I'm at work and let them out to range after I've gotten home. I'm in Kentucky and I have raccoons, possums, fox, hawks, and very very rarely a coyote in my back field, but the coop is way closer to the garage\house. Thoughts?