Hardware Cloth Gauge?

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

  1. KDailey

    KDailey Crazy Cochin Lady

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    After looking at another thread in this section about good deals on hardware cloth I noticed there are different gauges.

    The choices are 19 gauge, 23 gauge, and 27 gauge. The higher numbers are cheaper so does that mean that the lower the number, the stronger it is?
     
  2. Doughie

    Doughie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is correct...the lower the number the thicker the wire.
     
  3. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Stay with the 19 gauge. It can stand up to most animal attacks and them walking on it.
     
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  4. Celtics33

    Celtics33 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all. I had the same questions.
     
  5. jerzymomob

    jerzymomob New Egg

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    Thanks me too we loss our first set of chicks to a predator so trying to keep our new batch safe ! Gonna get 19 gauge [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Bryant Redhawk

    Bryant Redhawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we use a two stage setup. 2" x 4" 12 gauge wire on outside, 19 gauge 1/2" Hardware cloth inside. The 2" x 4" goes into the ground with an outward swoop to a depth of 20" and a length out of 24".

    This pen area is mostly used when we are away from home, the chicks free range over the homestead when we are home.
     

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