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Can lattice be used as chicken wire?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Flippacase, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Flippacase

    Flippacase Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2009
    Could one use lattice as a substitute for chicken wire?
    I just think it looks better that the drad wire!

    Is it considered safe? (pred. proof)

    Which would be better, the wooden kind, or the plasticy kind?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    Fort Worth
    I think it sounds pretty unsafe. There are some really cute coop/runs though on this forum that could really add to your backyard!! check out some pictures of coop/runs on here and you may find something that you really like. [​IMG]

    Best of luck and kind regards.
  3. OutInTheStiks

    OutInTheStiks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
    Thorn Hill, TN
    I would say that the plastic lattice would be as safe as chicken wire. Which is saying that it it is not at all predator proof.
  4. domino7

    domino7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    I can't see any problem with it. I think the plastic is stronger. You won't be able to see your chickens though.
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Quote:That about sums it up there... Chicken wire is not very predator proof (chicken wire is great for retaining chickens in an area you want them to be, but not great for keeping stronger and more wiley animals out). Lattice would be about the same...
  6. kota1369

    kota1369 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    I would suggest welded wire with the lattis over it for decoration. Just lattis is not remotely safe from predators.
    Good luck to you.

    The lady with 4 dogs and 4 city chickens
  7. foxxracer278

    foxxracer278 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 9, 2009
    morris county nj
    i am going to be using fencing such as what u are talking about but the i am also going to be adding chicken wire on the back
  8. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    New York STATE
    I wouldn't use it, not pred. proof. But there are many chicken coops (including mine [​IMG] ) That look good with chicken wire. Also use hardwa re cloth if u can afford it. it looks better, i think good luck [​IMG]
  9. Flippacase

    Flippacase Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2009
    my current coop has hardwhere cloth. I was thinking about using lattice with hardware cloth lined on the inside.

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