Hello all, We are in the planning process for our coop. Research has shown that 1/2" hardware cloth is the preferred product for openings on the coop and run. What are your thoughts on using 1/2" expanded metal as an alternative? I know cost wise expanded metal is more expensive than hardware cloth but I already have the expanded metal on hand. Also the material I have is 18ga 1/2" flattened material. Here is a link to a pic http://www.zx-expandedmetal.com/ut/product/201433110122714.jpg TIA for any feedback.