We have five chicks who will be moving to their new coop soon. We've just started the framing. Here is a picture (www.woodenart.org.uk) of what I've asked DH to build , except ours will be 4X10. We live in the city on a small lot so the hens will be confined a good portion of the day. There are also a lot of raccoons and opossum's here. We were planning to bury hardwire cloth down about 1' around the perimeter of the run. Do you think the coons can still get in? Should we put some sort of wire flooring in the run portion. I was planning to leave the hen house door open most of the time so they could get to the run part, especially since it's all closed in. I'm already attached to the chicks and can't imagine how horrible it would be to lose them all to a predator in one swoop.