Long story short, we had a batch of about 10 meat chickens that were ready to go (almost 9 weeks old), that were in a A-frame type tractor with hardware cloth walls. Something (still haven't figured out what) pulled the hardware cloth off the side a little, and somehow made a hole THROUGH it, big enough for them to get in. Whatever it was killed every single chicken in the pen . We even spent extra to go with the hardware cloth, and it STILL didn't keep the predators out. We now have around 75 (2 week old) chicks in the brooder, and we are needing to set up some sort of housing that they can eat grass and bugs and dig in the dirt, but apparently plain wire isn't going to cut it. So now we are looking at this type of electrical fence netting- http://www.kencove.com/fence/Electric+Net+Fencing_detail_NSPCG.php I did some research on BYC about it, and have read mixed reviews, but most people who have them seem pleased with it. What are your opinions on it? Also, the link says the netting works for goats as well, would it be ok for me to run a goat or 2 in the same pen as the chickens? They are miniature goats, will they hurt the chickens? I plan to have a sheltered area for the chickens with doors too small for the goats to fit through to feed and water them in. Thanks!