25 chicks coming in 2 weeks, Bovan Browns. We will have to have a covered run since we have hawks, raccoons, foxes, and other hungry beasts in our area. The cost of a covered run is about to choke us (well, dh that is). By the time we make it 200sqft, that's a lot of wire. If we buy 3ft tall hardware cloth, would 3 ft high be enough height? Or do we need it taller? We have considered using cattle panels covered in poultry fencing (like our next door neighbor, who has not had any predator problems BTW) and those are 50 inches tall. Either way we are estimating about $250 just for the run, if not actually closer or over $300 including wood supports. Any other ideas? Everyone has gone chicken crazy here and we can't seem to find any free, cheap, or used fencing supplies. We have been figuring this a hundred ways today and our brains hurt.