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Best place to get chicken wire?

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Or poultry netting or hardwear cloth...I'm looking for the best price.

We are trying to use as much reclaimed/recycled materials for out coop/run as possible.  I'm guessing the chicken wire will have to be new, no? 

What's the best price you've ever seen?

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Try checking the Stucco area at your local home depot or lowes.  You can buy a giant roll of the "stucco mesh" which looks exactly the same as chicken wire for waaay cheaper.  I got a 150ft roll for 45$, whereas the stuff labeled "chicken wire" was 15$ for 20ft.

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I'm going to be mean, sorry.

Dont get chicken wore AT ALL. Predators can untangle it and unravel it and chew through it. Use Hardware Cloth.

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Originally Posted by barred-rocks-rock 

I'm going to be mean, sorry.

Dont get chicken wore AT ALL. Predators can untangle it and unravel it and chew through it. Use Hardware Cloth.

welcome-byc


i suppose that depends on what your useing it for.

we use a bunch to keep the chickens out of the strawberries when they are putting out fruit.  then move it to around the tomato's when they are putting out fruit.     We use ~100' of it to do that.  no reason why it has to be predator proof for that job.

or building a brooder in the garage/barn.  again just to keep people separated thats all you need.

Is your coupe going to be inside a electro-net setup or otherwise heavy fence?  if so then again the need for super heavy duty predator proof isnt required.

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I got hardware mesh at OSH and HomeDepot.   At Home Depot you could buy rolls.  At OSH,  you could get rolls or buy it by the foot.

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We live in an old neighborhood in the city.  We don't have a lot of preditors.  I've had an open compost bin for several years and have never had a racoon, possum or snake.  Occasonally I'll see a hawk in the area and there are some cats in the neighborhood so I'll be putting something along the top. 

Thanks for the tips (even the mean ones wink)

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