Other than being vulnerable to predators, is there any other reason to not use window screening on the top half of a run?

We are building a small coop and run out of materials we already have (we like a challenge!) and I don’t have enough hardware cloth to cover the entire run but we have tons of window screen. The coop will be INSIDE my veggie garden which I consider large predator proof as it is fenced with woven wire and electric. I’ve only ever seen snakes in it and of course hawks could go in.

Other than being vulnerable to predators, is there any other reason to not use window screening on the top half of a run
Other than being vulnerable to predators, is there any other reason to not use window screening on the top half of a run

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Kat Ben
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Kat Ben

Window screen did well for us up high. If you staple, make sure you fold the screen several times to give the staples more to hold onto without ripping. Down below, our birds destroyed it. You should be good. ????

Eddie Jett
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Eddie Jett

If I used window screen I would at least back it with dog wire . A Racoon can and will chew through window screen.

Snow Hernandez
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Snow Hernandez

I highly recommend reinforcing with raccoon and possum proof wire. We never had a problem for 4 years, until we did and it was devastating.

Sanne Olsen Virdee
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Sanne Olsen Virdee

As a temporary measure it will keep birds in and small birds out.