Hi everyone. I'm pretty new to this forum, but everyone has been so helpful and I want to thank you all. I'm building my first coop and was wondering what I should do. Should I dig a trench around the walls of my outdoor pen and bury treated lumber or place chicken wire just under the fence 1/2 on the inside 1/2 on the outside or should I do both? Also around where my soffet is I have about a 3 - 4 inch opening where the roof meets the walls. Should I put chicken wire around that area or is it ok. My father in law said it should be fine since I am using vinyl siding on the outside and the predators would have a pretty hard time getting in. I'm just worried that he might be wrong. I was also planning on using linoleum on the floor, but read it could harbor mites and lice. Anyone use linoleum and have that problem? Any opinions on these things?