Hi all, So I finally managed to twist my husband's arm enough to convince him to build a nice little run so we can move our 4 gals from my parent's house to ours. We used chicken wire for the upper 3 feet, and welded wire around the lower 3, plus an extra foot underground. When shopping for welded wire, however, I paid closer attention to the cost (fool!) than the size of the openings. Not until we installed it and said husband had finished filling in his laborious trenches did I actually notice the massive looking welded wire I bought. I think it's 2"x3" spacing. Agh!! Will this do us any good at all??? I can easily add a layer of regular chicken wire around the outside, but I can't imagine suggesting we re-dig at this point and bury a smaller gauge fencing. The chickens and I would probably both be sent packing. Until now, our chickens have lived in a very suburban and friendly, fenced backyard. We'll be moving them to a slightly more rural neighborhood with woods behind. It's a fairly developed area overall, but we do have about 30 acres of woods behind us. We have a cat and a dog (chicken friendly) to help patrol the land and a tight little coop to shut the girls in at night. I guess I'm just not sure exactly what to expect. How insistent are little burrowing animals like weasels or rats? Any other suggestions aside from re-digging?? Is our welded wire completely useless??!! Thanks!!