Hey all. I have a small coop with a small area run but need something sturdier. I have 3 dogs that ate our first chicks when they were 2 days old. The chicks I have now are fine, in their brooder in the basement. I had the people that put up our backyard fence to come and give an estimate. $1000!!! for a corner of the yard to be fenced in (plus a spot where a neighbors tree damaged the fence). My husband is having a fit. All this for 4 chicks, lol. The fence would of been a 5ft chain link fence. What can I do? I was thinking of getting some sturdy fencing from home dept and putting it in myself but was worried about the dogs and not sure if I can get 5ft. Can't chickens get across 4ft? Does anyone have any idea? THe chicks are 5 weeks old now so wanted something soon so they could go outside.