Hello, I am building a new coop and I should be starting any day now, well it is going to be big enough for around 30 chickens. I was going to make the run size on my coop somewhere around 600-1000 square feet so they would have plenty of room. However, this presents a problem because unlike my current setup that is covered, this would probably cost a fortune to cover. My solution was to get hot wire/electric fencing. So my 2 questions are) 1) What is the difference between hot wire/electric fencing? Which do you prefer? 2) How much money would you guess it costs you to keep your fencing turned on? Thank you.