1/2" X 1/2" coated hardware cloth....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Trapper Luke, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Trapper Luke

    Trapper Luke Out Of The Brooder

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    Will the coated 1/2" X 1/2" hardware cloth work like a champ for the sides and bottoms of my above ground quail pens or would I be better off getting 1/4" X 1/4" hardware cloth?

    Thanks,
    Luke
     
  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1/2 x 1 for the floor (you can use 1/2 x 1/2 too but it doesn't allow all droppings to pass though) and 1 x 2 on the sides.
     
  3. Em Ty

    Em Ty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't had any issues with 1/2"x1/2" uncoated on the floor. Nothing has stuck on the floor. I use it for all 6 sides so I don't have to worry about predation at all. If the coating is too thick you may have issues but I doubt it. 1/4" is too small unless they're young chicks.
     
  4. mwtrees

    mwtrees Out Of The Brooder

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    only issue with 1x2 in outside situations is they will stick their heads through that size wire and if there are predators they may get their heads bit off (stupid cat...)
     
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  5. Em Ty

    Em Ty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, that wouldn't work around here. That's why I stick with 1/2"x1/2" all around.
     

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