I ordered this coop from a near by sawmill and wood shop. The one pictured is a 3x6, I ordered a 4x8 with some slight differences than pictured. It does not have a bottom on the coop. I live in a small lot residential neighborhood, been in the same house 4 years only seen a possum twice. We have hawks flying around very often. I have a security light in the backyard that I turn on every night, one of the two bulbs can be aimed directly at where I plan to place the coop. I planned to place the coop under a medium sized tree in my yard for shade and protection from hawks. The coop will also be about 5 feet from my bedroom window. I also planned to use 4' garden fencing to enclose a small yard around the coop to let the chickens roam outside their coop every now and then when I am home - give them extra room outside their coop but not free roam of the whole backyard. This small yard will not be covered. Do you guys think I could stake down a skirt of garden fencing at ground level around the coop and let the grass just grow through it to keep digging predators out at night? Or should I add my own hardware cloth bottom, level the coop and add sand over the cloth? Sorry for the long description and thanks for any suggestions.