We just purchased our own 8 chicks today. At the moment they are snug in our kitchen under their heat lamp, but we need to refurbish our older storage shed to a chicken coop/feed storage both for the wild birds and now our ducks, rabbit and chicken. That we have lots of ideas to do. the problem we are having is to make a large secure outdoor run for the chickens and ducks. We have coons and eagles both in our area. I know that both are very bad for our little flock. How do we make this a safe area? I do realize that we need to cover the top. But just using chicken netting.....can't the coons rip into it? Does anyone have any suggestions? Ones that are affordable (reasonably priced) would be very very welcome. We are having a warm spell here in central Michigan and this would be a great time to start working on it since in a few weeks we need to start thinking about the little ones transitioning to the out of doors.