I'm new to keeping chickens! It has been going great until this past week...I left my chicks outside in a crate in the morning where I checked up on them every hour. When I had gone to check on them, I saw one missing ...all that was left was a bloody feather outside the crate and some blood inside the crate. (sorry for being a lil graphic) We think it was a coon because the holes were too small for the chick to be pulled out without being torn apart. (sorry again) I really want to keep the them outside once they get thier feathers for the winter, and I recently ordered a coop that has a run. Would it be enough if I placed the run on top of chicken wire, where the chicken wire lays flat on the ground, and about 2 feet protruding from the cage? This way I figured if anything tried to dig to get in the run, it wouldn't be able to get in there because the bottom has chicken wire. I tried explaining this to my family but they didn't quite get it...let me know if this is too confusing and i'll try to explain it better lol.