anyone use pvc coated chicken wire?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kywest, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. kywest

    kywest In the Brooder

    Apr 14, 2009
    central Ohio
    saw some pvc coated chicken wire for a great price on craigslist. was thinking about using it for the run. (coop has hardware cloth covering all openings) The stuff seems pretty strong - stronger than plain chicken wire. Any advice? We live in suburbia, so we do have the usual suspects as predators (skunks, 'coons, opossums) but the area is not exactly overrun, due to my neighbors' trapping and .22!

  2. jqs birds

    jqs birds Songster

    May 10, 2009
    Western Colorado
    I have used it for pheasant pens. It lasts longer than regular wire and looks better.
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I would not expect it to be meaningfully stronger than regular chickenwire. That pvc coating may make the wire look thicker but will not slow down a claw or tooth.

    It does look better and will take longer before it starts to rust, I can understand its appeal -- but I would use something more predatorproof for the major component of your fencing.

    Good luck, have fun,


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