We were planning on building the run with chicken wire on sides and top and leaving access for the birds to go in and out of the closed coop. Someone told us this was not safe as a fox will tear through the wire (and there are foxes in our area) so I guess we are going to close them up in the coop at night and let them out in their run in the morning. If we do this do we have to worry about burying the wire deep...since foxes, etc. are nocturnal? The wire on top should keep the hawks out...we see those too. Or are we going about this the wrong way? The coop is finished and up on stilts about 18 inches off the ground...haven't started the run yet since we are so confused. Any advice appreciated since we are new to this. We have 4 chickens that turned one month old today and need to get them outside soon. Thanks!