You must realize 1" chicken wire is great for containing your birds, but little else... A fox could easily scale a 6 or 7 foot fence without touching it... After my run fortifications, I shot this fox, with my camera, and enjoyed his frustrated determination immeasurably knowing my sleepless nights were over He was one of many visiting my coop. He is also pictured in my avatar as a pup. I thought I was after a coon... I kept him confined till my reinforcements were made, then he was released with a full belly of my dogs food, as my battles were over, and he no longer an enemy. He came back often as he became good friends with my useless guard dog, often seen playing together in the woods behind the coop. I wish you luck with your battle against mother nature. I also hope you do not endure the heart wrenching losses many, including myself, have sustained in similar situations.