Hi y'all... I'm a new chick mom to 10 6week olds (EE's and BO's) We're getting ready to build their run this weekend. I bought chicken wire and hardware cloth (I've been reading the forum for months, just joined as a member today) We live way in the woods, in Northern MI. WE're butted up to state land. There's alot of wild things out there! We've seen bears, coyotes, a wild cat (think that's what they are.. they're cougar-ish looking) tons of raccoons, etc.etc.etc. I plan on having 8ft high of chicken wire, and along the bottom... 3ft of hardware cloth from ground up, and the other foot of it into the ground. I have netting to go across the top (to keep out the flying wild things). Will this be enough to keep out these predator's? What else can I do? We plan on getting a dog by next year, but just can't get one right now. Will my chicks be o.k. in a run like this if we're not home? Well I guess I could add that they'll have access to their coop also, and the entrance would be too small for a coyote (I hope). TIA!