Hello All, I've been browsing these forums for months, but this is my first post. I am thinking of taking the plunge into the chicken keeping world this spring. This coop caught my eye in tractor supply, as a much sturdier looking "pre-built" than most I'd seen. I assume they've over-estimated the chicken capacity, and I was thinking of keeping more like 8 chickens in it, with hopefully some free range time during the day. I liked the sturdy feeling asphalt roof and I liked the fact the sides were made of serious hardware cloth (small enough holes to actually be useful, as opposed to chicken wire which I understand won't keep out all the predators we'll be facing). http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...n-walk-in-coop-up-to-15-chickens?cm_vc=-10005 The two engineering things I"m concerned about are (1) we get really heavy winds in the winter on our property and I'm afraid it would lift this bad boy up and turn it over and (2) I know it would need significant enhancements to stop predators from digging under it. I was thinking of getting it and nailing the white bottom of the white frame to pressure treated 1x8s or 1x10s...something to create a flatter base. Then using galvanized hardware cloth to create either a secure "floor" of the coop or at least an apron a couple of feet out to deter digging. Also, stacking cement blocks on the 1x8s (or 1x10s) wooden base to hold it down against the wind. Not sure if it's better to put the wooden and cement apron on the outside of the coop or inside. Thoughts? Better ways to do it?