Let me introduce myself. I am a retired Los Angeles County Fire Captain now living in the Village of Oak Creek near Sedona, AZ. We live in a rural area along with some great neighbors. Some of them have had chickens but gave up due to the predators, e.g., coyotes, bob cats, hawks etc. It was their experience that prompted my wife and I to create a chicken run that is near impenetrable. We converted a former 10 x 20 chain-link dog run to house a flock that is yet to be acquired. To protect from the aforementioned predators we excavated the entire interior and perimeter of the run and embedded 1/4 inch wire fabric at a depth of 8 inches. Construction sand was added to a depth of 6 inches. A corrugated fiberglass roof was placed to protect from hawks and the relentless Arizona sun. An elevated coop was constructed inside to accommodate 6 or more chickens. An automatic watering system and feeder will allow us to take an occasional weekend off. Wood shavings have been added inside of the coop along with a roost and nesting boxes. We recently wired the run and the coop for nighttime convenience and security along with motion detectors to light up the exterior. The construction took almost a year and was delayed due to illness but it is now complete and awaiting our first chickens. We plan to purchased baby chicks in early March and house them in our garage until it is time to introduce them to their new home.