Hi. I recently got my chickens, and have not yet put them outside. I am still in the process of building their coop which should be ready in the next couple of weeks. I am super freaked out about making sure they are safe from predators. There are raccoons, and some barn owls in my neighborhood. The house for them will be inside of a dog run. I want to not only use the cyclone fencing around the run, but add some smaller stronger wire around it and on top. I will also bury wire several inches down for the digging. What type of wire should I use around the run besides the cyclone? My other question is does anyone reccomend having a duck or something else in with the chickens to act as an alarm? I cannot have guineas unfortunately due to the noise factor and the closeness of neighboring houses. Years ago in the early 80's I had rabbits. The neighbors ptbulls used to jump the fence in the middle of the night and try to kill them. I never heard ANY commotion going on which is why I am freaked out! If something tries to get in, I am scared ro death I wont hear it and the poor chickens will be killed! I do have several dogs, however none of them sleep outside at night. So any help or input is greatly appreciated!!!!!!