1/2x1/2 hardware cloth or 1x2 welded wire for outdoor aviary?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Joe.G, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am building a outdoor 20x16x8 aviary, I need to try and figure out what wire to use. It is between these two types, 1/2x1/2 hardware cloth or 1x2 welded wire for outdoor aviary?

    Would the 1/2x1/2 be hard to see though and ruin the view?
    Would the Welded wire let weasels and stuff in?

    This is for my Peafowl.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2013
  2. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Weasels only need 1". Rats also. I'd go with the hardware cloth.
     
  3. CMYates

    CMYates Out Of The Brooder

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    Definitely hardware cloth. The view through it is fine.
     
  4. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I was thinking, Now for the top they say you want something soft so the birds don't fly up and break there necks, People recommend Net, I was thinking of that or using regular chicken wire, But couldn't the weasel scale the side and come down though the top?
     
  5. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    I read someplace where a person wanted to use hardware cloth on the sides and chicken wire on the top. Someone replied that would be like putting a screen door on a submarine. All these varmints you want to keep out with 1/2 x 1/2 fabric cloth can climb...and, they will either squeeze through or rip open the chicken wire.
     
  6. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Moonshadows that is what I was thinking. Not sure what to do.
     
  7. JanetS

    JanetS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is our 1/2" hardware cloth run for our chickens.
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    Part of the run has a hard roof and the other part has a hardware cloth roof. Run is a total of 16 x 10
     
  8. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Janet s that looks very nice.
     
  9. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    Very nice looking coop and run!
     
  10. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I picked up two 48" X 100 ft rolls of 1/2X1" Welded Wire, And I picked up a 150 ft roll of 72" Chicken wire for the top with 1 Inch Holes. Hope this is goo, I know it wasn't cheap.
     

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