Does This Exist???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lauriruth, May 17, 2010.

  1. lauriruth

    lauriruth Songster

    Want to close under the eaves of my coop with something like wire cloth. does such a thing exist that is strong enough to keep out climbing critters? the dang hardware cloth has wounded me for the last time![​IMG]
     

  2. farmgirljen

    farmgirljen In the Brooder

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    Have you thought about screen door screen? also there is a roll of some sort of wire cloth designed fo covering gutters and it is 4 inches wide and comes in a roll...
     
  3. lauriruth

    lauriruth Songster

    farmgirljen, yes i've seen it on line, not in person. i just worry that it's not strong enough to thwart a coon!
     
  4. chickM4st3r(AL)

    chickM4st3r(AL) In the Brooder

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    try using wood with slots in them works 4 me
     

  5. bwknight877

    bwknight877 In the Brooder

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    I have a pair of Mechanix gloves that have kept my hands stab free from hardware cloth so far, maybe a nice pair of work gloves will save your hands too
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    No, wire windowscreening is NOT predatorproof. Ask all the various people who've had raccoons rip through it to get a pie sitting on the counter or a bushel of peaches in the screen porch or suchlike [​IMG]

    Hardwarecloth and gloves is honestly the way to go. You only have to do it once.

    GOod luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  7. Siler

    Siler Songster

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    For small areas I've used a wire I think I purchased at Lowe's. The holes are about a half inch square. The Mechanix gloves do work great. I use tiny hobby wire cutters and it keeps the ends smooth.
     

  8. 4estgump

    4estgump In the Brooder

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    Go to your nearest Lumber Yard or Lowes and ask for 1 section of eve siding. It has all kinds of little holes in it, you can cut it with tin snipes or a heavy set of sissors. Its about a foot wide, and 12 foot long.
    Hope This Helps 4est
     
  9. lauriruth

    lauriruth Songster

    Thanks everyone for your responses!
     

  10. foxinachickenhouse

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    Quote:I got this stuff in the section with the corrugated roof and roof vents. Works great. Affordable.
     

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