I'm in Central Texas and have 11 hens. Thanks to some new development that recently started a couple miles away, we are starting to get racoons and cayotes in my neighborhood. I have decided to build a new coop and an enclosed run area for my hens. I know I need to bury the wiring on all sides to prevent digging. Since the girls have been free ranging in a 1000 sq ft area right now, I am planning to make their run area (which they will live in all the time, along with the coop) about 400 sq ft. I know technically they don't need that much space, but any type of confinement will be a change for them. Is chicken wire adequate for the sides of the run, or do I need to splurge and get hardware cloth? (And if I need hardware cloth, is there any place to get it at a reasonable price?) Thank you!!!!!