Hi everyone. We are putting up another run, and I have a question about the best size and gauge of hardware cloth. I ordered a roll from Home Depot and picked it up yesterday - 1/4" 23 gauge - but I'm wondering if I should have gone with the 1/2" 19 gauge. The frame of the run is built from a powder-coated steel dog kennel - you know, the expensive ones, but this one came from the scrapyard so it was cheap! The hardware cloth will be attached with metal ties. I thought the 1/4" would be better since nothing could reach through it, and this product did get great reviews from other chicken keepers on the HD website, but it seems that most people use the 1/2" (we do, also). Area predators include the ever-present possums and raccoons, foxes, coyotes, and bobcats. We've never had an issue with anything attempting to dig into the runs, and I do find tracks of various critters passing by the runs on the rare occasions we've had snow. Our only loss was last year, my favorite rooster to a possum that we believe squeezed in to a gap above the gate where the wire had loosened over time. Advice will be greatly appreciated! Returning my purchase won't be an issue, so I want to make sure I buy the best product. Thanks!