I have seen very few pics though, most links just refer to the mother earth news article and drawing. Here is my garden plot as it is now. Or I should saw was a few months ago. It's pretty overgrown now. Bugs have eaten the squash and the tomatoes are withering vines, still loaded with tomatoes that rot. A chicken paradise. It's about 12 ft by 25 ft. I am converting one half to raised beds, was thinking about doing the other half but it's kind of handy to have an unbounded plot. The one raised bed full of tomatoes is 4ft by 12ft. I am going to move it over some so it's not so close to the neighbors fence, two bassets live there and I want to be able to mow. Here is a side view of one end of the garden. There are some boards stacked by the fence in front of the raised bed, that might create a false impression of how the bed sits, it's only 4 feet wide. I am wondering how tall to make the fences and what wire to make them out of. Also how wide should they be. I can't move the whole garden over by much because there is an oak tree, which is out of the picture. The coup should probably be at the squash end beside the bean trellis, it gets the most shade there. Perhaps I should only do an L shaped moat. I am planning to let them free range in the yard when they get bigger. The chickens are 4 dark brahams. Hopefully I won't have any roos, but if I do I plan to replace them with hens, by goal is 4 hens, 3 at least. I have 2 doggies, a beagle and beagle/dachound mix. They seem to be adjusting to the chicks just fine, although I do not trust them along with them. Maybe when they are bigger but I really don't want to tempt fate, there's no sense in it. The fence around my garden seems to work well even though it is only poultry mesh propped up with little metal poles. I am planning on longer poles for the moat. Would 4 ft be enough? I suppose if I make it sturdy enough I could detach the run on my chicken tractor and just place it by the moat. I am concerned about how a double fence would look, right now I can sit in the yard and look at my purty gardnen. I would rather not have the view blocked by a bunch of mesh, so I was wanting to go with 1 inch poultry wire, not hardware cloth. Anybody have any suggestions or pics of moats?