Ok so I have a predator issue that's forcing me to rearrange my coops and I want some ideas from the experts! I have several hutch style coops for my silkies. But apparently they aren't able to hold their own against neighborhood dogs.... Last night a dog tore through the hardware cloth on the bottom of my coop and killed two chickens. Here is my plan. I have a large space that I wanted to enclose for goats so I'm thinking now, I'm going to enclose the fence with ostrich wire and put my coops inside the fence. I think that will keep the big game(or dogs...)out. My back-up will be the Great Pyrenees I intend to keep inside this new fence. I also plan to make even more coops in addition to the ones that I already will put in the enclosure. I have silkies and right now my pens only hole a few silkies at the time. I would like to make something that can hold more than that if possible. I found a coop that Three Cedars Silkies just posted on their FB page that I think would work beautifully. It is made on the ground but big enough(it seems) for about five silkies. Do you all think that a pen on the ground, with a roof will be ok inside the larger fenced area?