I had been just reading around the site and I came across the subject of 'hardware cloth'. I had never heard of it but it seems like a good idea to help prevent predators. I live in a rural area in California and we have everything from gophers to mountain lions. The most common predators are the ubiquitous raccoon and the fox. The occasional coyote will also menace the chickens at night. Thank God, I've never heard of a mountain lion coming close to where I live. So, hardware cloth sounds like a good investment but how do you set it up? What exactly do you do with it?