Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum and this is my first post! I've already learned so much here. We're in the process of designing a coop for our fast-growing chickens. I've searched past topics, but there is so much to sift through, so I apologize if this has previously been answered. I can't decide if I should use poultry netting or hardware cloth for the coop. First and foremost I am concerned for the safety of the chickens; I live in a very wooded area with many raccoons and opossum. On the other hand, right now my chicks are in a homemade brooder made with the hardware cloth and it is impossible to clean. Too much to ask for a happy medium? Thank you for the help!