Hardware Cloth - what size mesh??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mcf3kids, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. mcf3kids

    mcf3kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is 1/2" x 1/2" 19 gauge the correct size for protecting the coop?
     
  2. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I used
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  3. Clay Mudd

    Clay Mudd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sure hope so, because I used a bunch of it on my coop!

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  4. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, that's what I used for my run.
     
  5. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too!
     
  6. PapaChaz

    PapaChaz Overrun With Chickens

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    i think that's the most common size, you can get bigger squares, but it cost more when i was looking at it. the 1/2" is pretty much what most are gonna use. There is a discussion on another thread here that it's better to use the wire that's galvanized after it's welded instead of galvanized before it's welded. i didn't see anything on the packaging to tell me if what i bought was either/or.....
     
  7. mcf3kids

    mcf3kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone! For the run we are building we needed the roll to be 100' long and I found it online at Wireclothman.com AND it is called Galvenized after Welded so I'm glad to hear that it is stronger or preferred that way! Even with shipping it was a better deal for me than buying two 50' rolls from Home Depot (and I would be wasting some with that length). [​IMG]
     
  8. PapaChaz

    PapaChaz Overrun With Chickens

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    that's great, i'm gonna go to that link and save it in my favorites, you never know when my chicken math will add up to me able to get more girls!
     
  9. PapaChaz

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    mypetchicken.com has it for $124 a roll for 48" x 100'. I've written to ask if it's galvanized before or after welding, we'll see if they answer!
     
  10. mcf3kids

    mcf3kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the mypetchicken site info. I did check out their prices to see what they had and the 48" roll they add $40 so its $164 a roll. Seems like they have a lot of nice products on that site that I'm going to check out. Thanks again!
     

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