No chickens yet- just set up purchased coop that of course says predator proof. After reading so many predator related blogs, Maybe I'm over paranoid? Live in DFW area in Texas. We have seen coyotes, fox, opossums, Hawks, skunks, bobcats, owls, rats in area and running in front yard. With that said- my husband and I disagree on the security of the coop. He is putting the hardware material in the ground in the L shape around coop. I feel like it should go up the sides halfway. He doesn't feel it is necessary. I also feel like some. Netting over the top would be helpful. So- what do you all think after looking st the picture? I really don't want to take chances!!!