Hardware Cloth

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by roosterjerry, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. roosterjerry

    roosterjerry Out Of The Brooder

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    I am about to embark on a Tractor for my 3 week old bantams. Cost is a factor. I saw some plastic Hardware cloth and was wondering if anyone has used it and what they think about it? It is a lot less money than metal chicken wire also lighter in weight for a easy to move tractor.
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  2. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is probably lighter in weight, making the tractor lighter overall, but it likely will not be predator proof. I wouldn't chance it. Hardware wire is expensive, but if you value your investment in your coop and birds, it's a price worth paying.
     
  3. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amen.
     
  4. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    and p.s. Those babies are too cute!

    JJ
     
  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I wouldn't use the plastic stuff either... it's definitely NOT predator proof.

    Those cute chicks need to be protected by the real stuff.
     

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