First let me say...we are novice chicken owners. But I am proud to say all 11 hens we raised are alive and well! We built a coop last spring and attached a good size run to it. We built the run with chicken wire but apparently not with the correct wire. The hens can peck right through it! They have made holes big enough so they can escape. They have also pushed the bottom up in one area as another means to escape. I really don't mind them roaming around but our neighbors might! And we live close to the road and would hate to see them get squished. Should we just get a thicker chicken wire? How do I prevent them from pushing it up? What about a plastic or mesh fence? electric? For the winter they are in a large horse stall in the barn but I want to get the materials for a new fence because they are really wanting to go outside now that the weather is nicer. Thank you in advance!