All I have left is the gates. (Well, and a coupla questions). ' 1. I think they should open inward, so I could have a better chance of controlling the hens as I go in. Is this even an issue worth talking about? 2. I'm building a 2 X 4 frame, hardware cloth covered gate...6' by approx 3'. I have looked at several pics of gates to try to figure out the bracing. Some have small braces on all 4 corners, looks like maybe from 6" from each corner. Others have a single brace, from one top corner to the opposing bottom corner. (Does it matter from which top corner to which bottom corner?) Some have a horizontal brace mid level, and SOME add a diagonal l brace from top to the midlevel brace and from bottom to the midlevel brace. Are there advantages to the different kinds of bracing? I understand that I don't want the gate to sag, but do they ALL provide adequate bracing? Personally the little small ones at each corner look easier to make, But I'm a do it right, do it once kinda old woman. (Actually I think I only have this one build left in me, after this I'm gonna haveta hire someone. Any help would be appreciated.