Last August a posted my horror story of my flock being wiped out by a racoon. It was devastating. Before I could start rebuilding the yard, we traveled for the month of September. Since then I have completely rebuilt the yard (25' deep x 75' wide x 15' h). I have a coop inside and six new chickens. Took a month to complete the project. Briefly the entire yard, all three sides, is made from hardware cloth. We sunk 2x8 treated wood into the ground and stapled the hardware cloth to the wood which is buried a foot and half deep. See pics. The coop is from Wooden Wonders and called a Hobbit House chicken coop. It's approximately 5 x 5 x8. Has a big door in the back for clean out and collecting eggs. Cute, eh?