Hello we have a chicken tractor which is pretty large, it's about 4 X 8, 6 feet high, and it has an a-frame type roof, which permits a person to walk inside. It has a latchable door on hinges, that a person can walk through. The entire thing is constructed of PCV pipe, which was an idea I had so that we could make it a decent size, but light enough to move around easily.. .It is also wrapped in chicken wire. ( I guess I could post a picture of it, but I'm just now thinking about writing this, and it's dark...so I guess I could post pics tomorrow, if necessary). We have had and used this tractor every year, for about eight years, and never had a problem with predators getting in. This year, though we are having a terrible problem with predators. We are battling foxes and Lord knows what else, and raccoons galore. None have tried to get into the tractor, except one raccoon who is getting into it every evening, after our chicks are put away for the night. Twice he has chewed the wire ties and punched through the chicken wire at the bottom of the tractor. The obvious solution would be to trap and dispose of him, but he's just a young one, and I hate to...plus, this year especially I think he would just be replaced by something else. We are concerned that the fox might discover how easy it is to get in the tractor, and the fox hunts during the day. How can we reenforce the chicken wire on the tractor? I thought about hardware cloth but I am not sure if it would be possible to secure it to the PCV pipe? We thought about just wrapping the bottom third of the tractor with the hardware cloth, and maybe secure it with bendable wire, and then make a separate piece to secure across the bottom third of the door. Would this work? The coon hasn't seemed to have made any effort to climb up on top of the tractor; he did try to dig under it once, but was not successful as the ground is very hard and the tractor is in a wide open area. Suggestions?