I am a first time chicken owner living in rural Maine. You get the idea, plenty of predators. We just completed the coop and the run with the exception of roof covering for the run. This was an existing chain link fenced area 18' x 25'. We dug a 1' deep trench around the perimeter, dropped 1/2" hardware cloth and back filled with gravel. Fence has been totaling covered in either hardware cloth or chicken wire. The problem is the distance that needs to be covered is so great. I don't know whether to use chicken wire or aviary netting and how to support it over that distance. Any and all suggestions would be welcome. The chicks just moved into their coop and will stay safely there until I get the run covered. Thank you!