17 gauge Stucco Netting (Woven wire) - suitable for upper area of run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by NorthernOntario, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. NorthernOntario

    NorthernOntario In the Brooder

    Jan 19, 2010
    So I've got nice 1/2x1/2 hardware cloth for the lower portion of the run. However I know I'm not going to have enough material to cover the entire run, and that stuff is expensive!

    Saw a local store as 150' rolls of 17 gauge (heavier than the hardware cloth I've got... which is 19ga or 20ga) galvanized 'stucco netting'. Has 1.5" openings. Large enough for a racoon to get it's paw through, but strong enough to not be torn apart. Looks just like chicken wire, only stronger.

    Anyone use this on their run? I would only be using it in the upper areas, not at ground level. Hoping to start at 5ft above ground with this stuff, work up, and cover the roof.


  2. VelvettFog

    VelvettFog Songster

    Apr 7, 2011
    Yakima, WA
    I would use it.

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