In our area the thing I am most worried about is coyotes. My neighbor lost some geese to some a few months ago (Just a thought thought for those who depend on their dog to protect their chickens... the neighbor who lost his geese have dog who is very protective and sleeps about 30 ft. from the coop. He swears that the coyotes are very smart and "hunt" in packs. One or two lures the dog away while the others close in on the birds. he is sure it was a coyote because he was able to shoot one when the rucus woke him.) Last week some neighbors on the next road over lost 6 chickens. We are finishing our coop which is very secure and the chickens will be closed in at night. We are getting ready to start on the run. Do you all think that hardwire will keep coyotes out? Any other thoughts on what provisions we should take against coyotes?