I was just wondering your thoughts on this. Our coop is (hopefully) going to be predator proof. If the chickens are locked up in the coop at night, just how predator proof does our run really need to be? We have 2 dogs, but they are in an electric fence and the chickens are out of their range. There are cats in the area, but I have never seen one on our property - probably because of the dogs....I don't know if the chickens will be more likely to entice them though. And we do have hawks, so there will be netting over the fence. We acquired a few 8' long x 6' high panels covered in coated chicken wire, we are going to put those together as our run(still have to figure out the door). Originally I was going to cover the bottom couple of feet with hardware cloth and skirt it out, but now I'm just wondering if that is overkill for daytime protection. Anyways, I want to do this right the first time, but at the same time don't want to waste our time and money...we've already spent waaaay more money than I ever imagined chickens could cost!!! I'll have to figure out how many eggs it will take before they pay for themselves!! Thanks for any advice.