Hardware Cloth

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wbookmyer, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. wbookmyer

    wbookmyer Songster

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    I was wondering if someone could tell me if the hardware cloth below is good enough for building a coop. I recently moved my flock from a fairly predator safe area to one that is not so friendly. I know to bury about a foot of it underground to discourage anything. Is the 1/2 inch small enough to keep weasels and minks out? And is the 19 gauge strong enough?

    Thanks for the input!

    48 x 50 1/2inch Hardware Cloth Welded Wire 19 Gauge Hot-dipped Galvanized Material


    Size: 1/2inch 48inch x 50ft
    • Amagabeli Hardware Cloth is cut with tin snips and shaped for specific projects in a home or on a property.
    • Material & Size: 19gauge, heavy duty hot dipped galvanized hardware cloth, measures 48 inch 50 foot, cut easily with scissors. Molded or folded as needed without any problems.
    • Gardening Mesh: Wire mesh, easy to use.
    • Enclosure Projects: The 1/2" galvanized hardware cloth for a huge space for your home improvement projects.
    • Engineering Projects: Work with T posts and wooden box to generate large space in projects or big airport engineering.
     
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  2. JDN

    JDN Songster

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    Yes. Save yourself some digging and lay it in an apron and stake it down with either landscape staples or wire hangers cut into landscape staples. Grass will grow through it.
     
  3. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    Yes that’s the good stuff
     
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  4. wbookmyer

    wbookmyer Songster

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    Thanks, I will!
     
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  5. HopeSprings

    HopeSprings Songster

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    I bought a 4' x 100' roll of 1/2" 19-gauge on either eBay or Amazon. It was delivered by UPS and is still sitting on my porch waiting for my contractor to get to that point in construction!
     
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  6. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    I added 2"x4" woven wire fencing over the hardware cloth on the lower 4' of my run. It should keep large dogs out too, and if bears arrive, electric fencing will be added!
    Mary
     

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  7. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Crowing

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    Yes that's what you want to use. Check Amazon and walmart.com, they usually have the best prices. I also agree with putting down an apron instead of digging it down. My apron is 18" - 24" out
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Looks pretty good.
    Got a link?
    Is it GAW (Galvanized After Welding)?
     
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  9. Pekin747

    Pekin747 Songster

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    I know it's none of my business but I'm curious y ur moving ur birds from a safe place to an not so safe place?
     
  10. wbookmyer

    wbookmyer Songster

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    I just searched it on Amazon. It runs about $70 including shipping for the roll. There are other sizing options depending on what you need for your coop.
     

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