We are doing most of our shopping from Tractor Supply for our chickens and my SO "Significant other" says he doesn't understand why we don't just use chicken wire. I said well chicken wire isn't as strong and I believe the holes are bigger then some of the other fencing. However, I have read welded wire, hardware cloth etc,.. and just a little confused about what would be best to use. We have a large run approx. 30'x15' (this hasn't been measured only an estimate by eye). I was thinking using welded wire since it is cheaper, using the hardware cloth about 3' up from the ground over the welded wire and then using hardware cloth or soem sort of chain netting for the top? We live out in the country which means we have all sorts of wild animals coming in and out as well as dogs! Our barn is a good walk from the house with the run being at the rear of the barn so we can't see them when out in the run either. However, at night they will be locked up in their coop and let out in the mornings to have free access to their run all day. So, at least I have a little peace of mind knowing that most of the predators come out at night when they will be locked in their coop. Is galvanized fencing ok? What is the maximum holes in the fencing we could use to still be safe? If anyone has bought from tractor supply what did you use? Pictures to go with it?