Hi all. My 6 Golden Comets are 5 weeks today. For the past two weeks they have been spending their days in the coop and nights in their brooder box in the house. So, I am *thinking* today is the big day, but after reading the many threads here on predators and so forth, I am scared to death!!! We already had a skink out there last week. We have most of the usual predators close by. I have gotten quite attached to the chicks and the thought of something getting to them ..... well I would rather not think about it. The coop we have is an older coop with a good part of it made of hardware cloth, including the floor. Below are some pics. The door we just put on a few weeks ago. The hardware cloth is attached using staple nails not screws and washers. The roof is a metal roof with nothing underneath. We added many more screws to the roof to secure it down more, but there are some spaces I worry a small weasel relative could get through. Does the coop look secure enough or is there anything I should do to reinforce it more? Also, after reading one of the threads on predator forum of an animal chewing a hole through welded wire, can animals do the same with hardware cloth?