With all the talk of hoop houses it has got me to wondering if I coud make one and keep my birds safe. I live in Anchorae which is not too cold during winter due to being near the water. We usually have temps in the teens and twenties with an occasional cold spell below zero. I had gotten 6 windows at the Restore recently and was planning a frame building. We do have bears that leave scat around as well as the occasional off leash dog. If I were to make a hoop house, how big a temptation do you think they would be if they were attractively packaged in a hoop house? What can I do cost effectively to protect the layers? Do you think I could do a Salatin style tractor for the meaties?