I'm reading through all these comments and I'm getting awesome info! One thing for sure that I'll get is Hardware cloth not just normal fencing. I think I have the chance of getting an old kennel which I think I can use for the run but I will make sure to put a top on it. I know I have Raccoon's, Hawks, fishers, fox and of course those **** Coyotes. I have approximately 4 acres of property [most which is wooded] I have about a 1/2 acre fenced in with a 4' Farm fence which I put up a couple of years ago to keep the fox and Coyotes out of my yard because I have 2 cats that go outside and of course my very spoiled 112lb black lab. I knew I had to do something to protect my chickens from the fox & Coyotes which is why I installed the fence also. However, I didn't know that Raccoons will reach right into the fencing OMG!! I didn't know that sparrows carry mites? Does this mean that I shouldn't ever let my chickens go free range through out the whole yard when I'm out there?