Does anyone have any thoughts on using wire dog crates for chickens? (the kind of crate you use if you want to lock up your dog when you're at work). I was thinking the dog crates would make a nice safe sleeping place for chickens at night since if a golden retriever, etc. can't get out of the crate, then a racoon/fox/etc. couldn't get in. Also, during the daytime, the crate could be put on the grass and the chickens would be safe from predators or wandering off, but could still eat grass, etc. (if the crate has a solid bottom, just tip it on it's side so the wire side is on the grass.