hardware cloth cost and questions

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChicknJ, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. ChicknJ

    ChicknJ Songster

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    Hey , need some input from you guys and gals. My 10 yr old and I are rebuilding a coop we have here. Kinda just have a frame that I use to keep hay in, it would hold about 15 bales, so it is decent sized. I am looking to enclose it with hardware cloth but got a little sticker shock. Does anybody know where to get like 100 ft or so without taking a second mortgage out? I did find an online site that has 24" by 100 ft shipped for about 90 dollars. Anybody have any other ideas?

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
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  2. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Quote:I think that your best buy would be at Home Depot. That's where I bought all of my 48" x 25', 1/2- x 1/2-inch hardware cloth.
     
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

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    I checked home depot and tsc was cheaper. I maybe wrong. I just trashed picked a piece today, I think it will be enough to cover the window.
     
  4. lux_interior

    lux_interior Songster

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    I got mine at Menards... it was $31 for a 4' x 50' roll... it's actually on sale now though, that same roll for $19.
     
  5. ChicknJ

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    Quote:Sweet price. I'll check their on line shop. . TSC costs like 25 dollars for a 36" by 20 ft peice.

    I checked around at several threads and realize I need to bite the bullet and just pay the man so my girls are safe. Thank you thank you,
     
  6. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

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    One option to save on cost is to get the welded wire used for fencing (I think the holes are 2" x 4" ) to cover the area, then use hardware cloth along the bottom 2' or so....It would be a bit cheaper, but still be a whole lot stronger then chicken wire!
     
  7. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Quote:I'll be at Menards tomorrow. Can't turn down a deal like THAT. I just might buy them out.
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    No Menards out here. I used to love that store when I lived in Wausau WI. I paid $42 for mine at Lowes. It was a few dollars cheaper at Lowes. I need at least 2 more rolls to finish the security upgrade. [​IMG]
     
  9. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Quote:I'll be at Menards tomorrow. Can't turn down a deal like THAT. I just might buy them out.

    I was there bright and early this morning. None of the wire was on sale. 4'x50' 1/2" hardware cloth was 47.99.
     
  10. HenNewbie

    HenNewbie In the Brooder

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    Home Depot 6/9/09 in Portland, Oregon 4' x 25' half inch for $52.88 vs. Wilco Farm Store at nearly $9 a foot.
     
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