I spent the entire day rebuilding the chicken enclosure so wish us luck tonight. I have to say though that it's a hodgepodge. I layered various materials as overhead cover. I stuck the chicken coop at a weird angle at the corner, bunched chicken wire and hardware cloth wherever there was the tiniest gap, etc. Then I surrounded the place with Havaharts baited with dead hens and marshmallows in an attempt to cover a variety of possible predators. This in addition to the floodlight on a motion detector. I don't plan on losing my hens on a regular basis. Soooo, my neighbors are the kind of people who think that a nice lawn and pretty paint job are the be all end all and frequently ask us when we are planning to upgrade our own lawn (no time soon!). Can't imagine what they're thinking now! I really just want them to ask about the marshmallow coated carcasses in those traps.