I'm new to keeping chickens and will be receiving mine soon. In the meantime I'm beginning the preperations. I live on a 1/2 acre, fully fenced lot. My yard has a six foot redwood fence. My concern is that there is a coyote den not far from my house and the other side of my yard is desert. I am concerned having chickens will tempt the coyotes to try to enter my yard. I have children and two dogs (which are kenneled while I'm at work during the day). I've thought of laying some hardwire cloth under the fence and covering with some leftover broken concrete pieces we have. Will that be enough? Can you think of any other ways I can discourage the coyotes? I've also heard there is a racoon in the area but I've never seen him. Thank you and this is a great site!