Help me plan a chicken coop!
I've finally gotten DH to agree to keeping a few chickens, and now we're trying to decide the best way to house them...
We have a large barn, and my current plan is to use a 12'x12' stall for the coop, and leaving the outside stall door open to a fenced in yard, using hardware cloth buried a foot deep.
I'm not sure what to do to cover the top of the outside yard (do I even need to?) and securing the stall/coop from predators. Would it be enough to cover the top of the stall with hardware cloth? The inside stall door is a standard dutch door setup, and I'm not sure how to completely enclose the stall and still be able to get in myself!