Chicken wire

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chesca, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. mohillbilly

    mohillbilly Songster

    471
    15
    101
    Jan 15, 2012
    Poplar Bluff , MO
    never had a problem with predators getting in thru the wire yet ....but then my dogs tell me when anything comes up that doest belong....
    so you know i am surrounded by predators, i live 1/4 mile back in the woods.
     
  2. dmclalin

    dmclalin Chirping

    112
    1
    79
    Nov 27, 2011
    South Lyon, Michigan
  3. DCasper

    DCasper Songster

    383
    10
    108
    Jan 13, 2012
    Benton, KY
    Tractor Supply and similar type stores are much cheaper than what you originally looked at. They usually have someone around that can answer any questions you might have. If you are looking for predator...I would buy some extra wire and place an apron around your coop and run. Good luck with everything and avoid ebay for chicken supplies. Some of the sellers are great and some are not.
     
  4. Chesca

    Chesca In the Brooder

    33
    1
    24
    Jan 30, 2012
    Wichita
    Headed to the donut whole today (just sayin!) Yea, hardware cloth it is, just $$$.
     
  5. Krez

    Krez Hatching

    1
    0
    6
    Feb 15, 2012
    Wow!
    That's cheap! Here in Massachusetts the best I could find is 1/2 in. x 48 in. x 25 ft. 19-Gauge Hardware Cloth from Home Depot for $65. I will keep scouring craigslist..
    And if that doesn't work, perhaps I will try this idea!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: