Hardware Cloth Reccomendations

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rachelpotter, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. rachelpotter

    rachelpotter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are sourcing materials for the new coop ( WHOOP WHOOP!) and in searching hardware cloth I am coming up on some variations.



    19 ga. or 23ga?


    I'm assuming I want 1/2 inch


    Any particular brand preferred for ease of working with?


    TIA!
     
  2. fred081646

    fred081646 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    !9 gauge will be stronger than 23.
    I got 50 ft x 4 feet 1/2" off e bay for less than 60 bucks. I thought it was a good deal. Free shipping too.
    Good luck Fred
     
  3. rachelpotter

    rachelpotter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't even thing about ebay!
     
  4. tcstoehr

    tcstoehr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1/2 inch hardware cloth will almost always be 19 gauge. 1/4 inch cloth will be 23 gauge. I don' t know if there's even any choice, but I suppose there is. Anyway, ebay is a great place to buy hardware cloth. Good price and excellent size selections. Although I have heard of somewhat better price by ordering from a hardware store.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    My Coop
    19ga GAW(galvinized after welding)

    I got 1/2" x 48" x 100' for about $110 ordered in by my local Ace Hardware...no shipping charge as it came in on their weekly order.
     

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