Aluminum Screen

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dixygirl, May 21, 2008.

  1. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I went to Home Depot this morning to start getting things for my new coop.

    To make a long story short, I bought rolls of aluminum screening like in screen windows instead of cage wire. I figured I wanted to try something different.


    Any thoughts?
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  2. ScottK

    ScottK Out Of The Brooder

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    That is not going to keep dogs and racoons out. Nor will poultry netting (in case you were going to exchange for that).
     
  3. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that for use inside the coop as a pen divider?
     
  4. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe i should exchange it for the 1x2 or what ever cage wire?? I bought it not as a divider but for the caging material.

    Darn, I want it to substitute for a screened in room as well.

    Maybe i should try it and see what happens.
     
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  5. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perhaps someone with a screen door could let me know how they work for keeping preditors out.
     
  6. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah--every predator will rip right through that with very little effort.
     
  7. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well you have to keep in mind that the only thing a screen was ever meant for was to keep out a mosquito....I think that about says it all:>)

    Just ask anyone who has ever had a patio screen door and a new puppy:>)
     
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  8. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn, and I really wanted that see thru look.
    Oh well i will exchange it. :|
     
  9. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    see they do make a screen thats real tough hard to work with but not cheap the other stuff will rip like paper
     
  10. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Both kinds of screen (aluminum and fiberglas) will not slow down a predator for more than twenty seconds, unfortunately. (Chickenwire either).

    Sorry,

    Pat
     

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