Hardware cloth around perimeter?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Harley Chick, May 17, 2018.

  1. Harley Chick

    Harley Chick Songster

    Apr 4, 2018
    Unionville TN
    I have a silly question but hey ya won't know till you ask!!!!

    We are in the final stages of building our coop/run. We purchased a 100' roll of hardware cloth so will have enough left to cover the ground as a perimeter barrier. Is it strong enough to be used in that fashion? I just want to make sure the girls are safe and sound once out in the run.
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
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  3. Christina.Rich

    Christina.Rich Chirping

    Apr 30, 2018
    I personally think that hardware cloth should work just fine :) Just make sure the apron comes out at least 12". Everyone has different opinions, but I used hardware cloth on part of mine and its holding up great.
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  4. Hardware cloth will work fine, and I personally use it. I wedge it in between two pieces of wood and i have never had any issues. However, if you live in an area with many predators, then I would go with aart's option.

    If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!:)

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