Hi All, First post ......I have just finished building a lovely new 8'x8' coop for my 9 Rhode Island Reds that I got as chicks in late August. This morning I rented a powered post hole digger and set approx. 20 cedar fence posts 6' tall in a rough circle around my coop. It is approx. 150' around the posts.... Originally I was going to use 7' heavy duty deer netting as my fencing material. However in working with it today I became a little nervous about critters maybe chewing through to get at my girls....so I returned the remaining deer fencing and purchased 3 rolls of 5' metal fencing with holes 2"x3"....I literally had just paid and was pushing my cart out the door at Home Depot and I ran into one of my neighbors and struck up a conversation with him regarding fencing for chickens. He told me that the holes in the new fencing I had just purchase were too large to keep out weasels. I was not aware that weasels hunted during the day. So back in I went and instead purchased rolls of 2' chickenwire that I will lay on the ground flat from the posts out....then I have rolls of 4' chicken wire that I will put on the posts themselves. Then I will run another row of 2' chicken wire on top of that so that the sides of my fence will be approx. 6'. I also plan to string fishing line from the tops of my fence posts in a grid to discourage hawks.....Will this be enough ??? I have wanted to make the run large enough so my girls wouldn't turn it into a dust bowl however now I'm paranoid that's it's too big to be made safe from daytime predators ????? The coop itself is plenty secure for the nights.... Your thoughts ??? Thanks, Joe Oxford, CT.