So, I'm not looking for advice. I have a 16'x12'x6' covered run, made with 2x4" welded wire. It has been effective for years, keeping larger critters out of the run and coop. But I know that a mink could squeeze right through that. We don't get them often, but every now and then one finds its way into the coop and it's a mess. (The last mink attack was 4 years ago - door and pop door shut tight, and the darn thing still got in! Problem found and corrected.) I know that 1/2" hardware cloth is best, but I can't afford to put that over the whole run. My thought is to put chicken wire over the welded wire ti keep the occasional mink from getting in. I just don't know if they would be motivated enough to chew through it. I am wondering if anyone here has had that experience.