can I use 2x4 welded wire?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by crazylilchick, May 16, 2007.

  1. crazylilchick

    crazylilchick Chirping

    Mar 31, 2007
    I found 1x2 wire but it is $109 for a 4'x100' roll and the 2x4 welded wire is $54. This coop has to keep lots of stray dogs out and racoons etc. so it has to be strong. Is it ok to use 2x4 or is the 1x2 better? If I have to spend the money to keep them safe I will if I have to. I think I will run a hot wire around it too.
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I used 2x4 hardware cloth on 1/2 my run and chain link fence on the other side of run. It was free.
  3. bayourouge

    bayourouge In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2007
    central Louisiana
    i use it for my oe's and havent had any problems, but i do have the best varmit dog in the world so that makes a difference
  4. prariechiken

    prariechiken Songster

    Feb 9, 2007
    It doesn't take much to keep chickens in, it just depends on what type of varmits you are trying to keep out. I use 2x4 welded wire on my runs, then overlap the bottom 4 feet with poultry netting to help deter things like coons from sticking their arms in. I prefer the 1x2 other than the fact that it is more expensive. Use it on smaller enclosures and things like brood pens.
    Last edited: May 17, 2007

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: