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Hardware cloth gauge.

post #1 of 9
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Hello all. Another post got me to thinking about hardware cloth. I have my coop mostly framed out. I should be able to install the hardware cloth to the run soon. I see both 23 & 19 gauge, among others, on Amazon & MyPetChicken. Would 23 gauge suffice or should I go heavier.

 

Thanks


Edited by DamnYankee - 4/5/16 at 9:28am
post #2 of 9

where do you live?

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by chicklover 1998 View Post
 

where do you live?

Sorry. Gotta adjust my settings. I live in the Piedmont of North Carolina.

post #4 of 9
I went with 19 gauge half inch just to be on the safe side.
post #5 of 9

What I see most is that the 1/4" HWC is 23 gauge and the 1/2" HWC is 19 gauge. I went with 1/2".

Our coop build thread...

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088771/cheryls-hen-house

 

1Peter 5:2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.

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Our coop build thread...

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088771/cheryls-hen-house

 

1Peter 5:2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.

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post #6 of 9

heavier prob better.   i cant remember if the guages are higher or lower    for metal...

my prev rolls were 19. now this newer roll has no label.....

Heck I found it cheaper at a farm supply store they had it in stock. wish I known earlier.....

they prob had it a long time at least $10 to 15 dollars cheaper than a another farm store that had to order it. 50 foot rolls of course. Hubby puts the roll on a pipe for me and put that pipe thru two metal milk carton.       wow so much easier. almost feels like a paper toel holder. He is such a wunderful genius most times.

  and another store only has 100 feet rolls. Too late for my use. and heavier for me to handle

  I just can not believe the number of people who chintz out and use only poultry wire..... I know a few personally....You get what you paid for.  

Of course this is just my humble opinion too

post #7 of 9

The lower the gauge number the bigger the wire. Pretty much all the 1/4" HWC I've seen is 23 gauge but it basically has twice the amount of wires compared to the 19 gauge 1/2" HWC.

Our coop build thread...

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088771/cheryls-hen-house

 

1Peter 5:2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.

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Our coop build thread...

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088771/cheryls-hen-house

 

1Peter 5:2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.

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post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

I'm gonna go with 19 gauge. The savings is not worth it. Thanks all.

post #9 of 9

good choice.

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