I am trying to set up a coop.... and I am to a point I have read too much! so here is the deal, we finally own our own home where we can have chickens! yay!(been a dream for years)We have a big shed in our back yard that I put a wall up in to convert the right side to a coop. I also have a big 7x12' chain link dog run that was left by the previous owners the that I have pushed up and secured to the outside of the coop and cut a door.... now what? we have 3/4 of an acre completely fenced with welded wire and metal posts about 5ft high. starting this I thought that this was enough but the more I read the more I am wondering about security of the run. My plan is to let them out of the run as often as I can to free range our fenced in yard.... I have used what ever is available to me for free and would like to strive to keep this endeavor enjoyable and cost "free". so what do I have to find or spend money on to make the chain link run safe. (Originally I thought nothing but I don't want to feed the wildlife well loved chickens) Is this going to work to let them free range with the fenced in yard? is chain link going to deter predators? maybe foxes and dogs will be stopped by our welded wire fencing?? so only worry bout coons n such? We live in southern ohio near the town/sorta suburby but then close to farms and woods. Thanks for any and all info it will help me so much. Hilary "A foolish man seeks wealth in the distance, a wise man grows it under his feet."