So I've delayed and over thought how to do run fencing for my upcoming expansion. Now I'm good and stuck. I thought just half inch hardware cloth would do. But I gather adding heavier guage wire at the bottom is advised. It's going to be a good sized run, 80x30, and I want it to be safe(daytime use only) but still hoping for good value. I definitely have critters. Caught a mink years back by stepping on it's tail as it lined up on a chicken in the middle of a winter day. Haven't seen one since but the creeks not far from the barn. Skunks triapse through the yard when I'm right there. So what to do. HC plus 2x4 wire? Either one plus electric net? Either one plus a single hot wire?(very easy as horse hot wire is close by) But deep snow has to shut the electric poultry wire down pretty good I'm guessing. *sigh. Best practice advice needed to get me unstuck!