My wonderful DH is building a HUGE run for the chickens and we are going to cover it to protect from Hawks. He asked me if I wanted the hardware cloth or chicken wire. I am sure chicken wire will keep out hawks. The run is 6 feet tall since he eventually wants peacocks. He doesn't think that anything will climb the welded wire fencing and then break through the chicken wire. I am not sure. I know we can save a ton of money with the chicken wire and it will be way easier for him to stretch. We could also cover with metal roofing some or part of it. We are debating back and forth. What do you guys think?