Chicken wire

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 365840, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. 365840

    365840 New Egg

    Jul 11, 2011
    I have over 800' of 48" wide chicken wire that I'm thinking about useing as a ceiling in a barn to keep birds from roosting on the trusses and the other framing overhead. My question is will english sparrows go thru the wire ? It's the standard size wire each opening is oval shaped about 1" x 1 1/4 more or less. I know this wire is designed to keep chickens in and large birds out but what about sparrows ??
  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

    Jun 17, 2011
    Morristown, AZ
    Should keep them out or at least very few will find a way in if seams are tight.
  3. chicken_noob

    chicken_noob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2011
    Chehalis WA.
    Before my shop doors were up sparrows would fly in and were trying to make break the nests down and try to scare them off. Wasn't till I bought a fake owl and hung it in the rafters that the sparrows stayed away. Might try that with the wire on them...they wont want to sit on it and try to squeeze through if they think a owl is near.

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