Hey, all - I've got some chicks brooding now and my dad is visiting very shortly to help me construct a coop! The current plan is to build a structure *inside* of a chain-link dog run (something similar to this, but with a roof). Dad's kept chickens for many years and has built several coops, but he's used to dealing with coyotes - not raccoons. On the few occasions when he's had to deal with them, they have done some very, very unfortunate things to his chickens. The area where I live has a massive raccoon population. I'm planning to trap any that I can, but I obviously want to prevent them from getting inside the coop. So far my plan is just to make sure that the chain-link is firmly secured along all sides (especially around the top (connection to roof) and bottom (connection to ground/base), get a combination lock for the gate/door, and put a foot of hardware mesh around the base (similar to what eglu runs have). Does anyone have any additional ideas and/or concerns with my plan?