Hey everyone, We live in a rural area on a lake, it's very quiet in the winter, but in the summer lots of city people are up with their inquisitive children and dogs so we are going to be putting up a fence for the chickens. We live on a half acre I would estimate, it's a nice sized lot. Next to the coop there are some trees. We were thinking of running some chicken wire from the side of the coop, fasten it to the trees and then coming back around using fence posts to the other side of the coop, giving them a fair space to run around. I thought the trees could offer the chickens some cover from hawks since we do have some in the area. How do we go about doing this. I assume we have to dig at least 4 inches down to bury the chicken wire to make sure dogs can't just scoot under there?? If we use the trees as posts, raccoons and such can get up and over it, but the chickens will only be out during the day and as far as I know raccoons are usually out at night, no? Would it be safer to not use the trees as posts or will a determined raccoon get over it anyways? Just wondering if chicken wire will be good enough or if we will need something else?? We are likely only going to be here for a year or so, therefore we don't want to put anything too permanent down. Any cheap ideas are definitely appreciated. I wish they could free range but I am not going to take my chance with loose dogs. Cheers!