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Any reason not to use 1/4 inch hardware cloth

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I can get a deal on two 3'x100" rolls of 1/4 inch hardware cloth.  Total $100 for both.  Obviously the price is right. I see most people use 1/2 inch.  I am assuming given the price I should jump on the 1/4 inch and use it for my run?  What would you guys do?

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No reason at all not to use it.  The smaller the holes the less can go through it, I have 1/4 inch on my open front coops. 

wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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I ended up getting it.  There is a local Ace hardware store that is going out of business and everything is at least 50% off.  They have quite a few roles of welded wire fence too, I might go back for some of that. I am planning my first garden this spring too. 

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Very jealous of your deal! Good spy on that one.
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I went back yesterday and bought a sack full of hinges, latches, clasps, etc.  I don't have a detailed drawing of what I am going to build but I know I will be needing that type of stuff.  I also bought several large screw in hooks for hanging stuff.

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I can get a deal on two 3'x100" rolls of 1/4 inch hardware cloth.  Total $100 for both.  Obviously the price is right. I see most people use 1/2 inch.  I am assuming given the price I should jump on the 1/4 inch and use it for my run?  What would you guys do?

3 feet x 100 feet?

 

 

Go back and get that fencing too!...and a bunch of screws and washers to install your HC.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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I think these are the rolls I got. They sold them for $50.00 each.

http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=59824616

 

I went back the next day and they were all out of screws. As you can imagine the shells are being picked bare.  Many times when a store goes out of business they advertise clearance prices but once you get in the store the good stuff is not marked down.  I drove by the store everyday for a week and did not stop, I wish I would have went in sooner.  Everything was 50% off.  I checked out their lumber but most of it was still going to be about the same price as Lowes or Menards, Ace was high on their lumber prices.

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