Hardwire Cloth

Discussion in 'Quail' started by hsinglanjin, Sep 16, 2018.

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  1. hsinglanjin

    hsinglanjin In the Brooder

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  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Crowing

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    That is what I used and have had no issues. I think the gauges are different for the different heights of HC, but not sure.
     
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  3. Barry42001

    Barry42001 Songster

    References wire thickness. lower the gauge thicker the wire like house hold wiring 18 gauge wire is for telephone wall jacks quite thin. Electrical service wires or most often 02 gauge lol almost 1/2 thick. Don t think we need that for chickens..
     
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  4. le_bwah

    le_bwah Songster

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    Typically, the larger-gauged hardware cloth turns out to be the one with bigger holes. What you've linked up there looks just right. Gotta recommend checking out Amazon for deals; the cloth there can be cheaper in quality, but often at half-price of what you'll find in stores.
     
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  5. Shadrach

    Shadrach Songster

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    That looks fine.:)
    Don't forget to make a skirt if it's a permanent coop on the ground.
     
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  6. Trux

    Trux Songster

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    1/2 inch 19 gauge 4 ft x 50 ft on amazon for 63 bucks a roll, I just checked:thumbsup I had to do this same thing awhile back and the big box store couldn't compete with Amazon both in size of roll and price.
     
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  7. hsinglanjin

    hsinglanjin In the Brooder

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    Thank you for the replies/feedback. Will definitely purchase through Amazon now. I've got plenty of time as once I get the wire on, I want to plant some grass and plants inside the cage as well.
     
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  8. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Songster

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    I personally go with 19 gauge wire. Stands up better to stronger predators and if you bury a skirt of it the thicker gauge will last longer.
     
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  9. Al Capon

    Al Capon Chirping

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    That's fine. Just make sure you fasten it down with wood screws and washers, forget the staples..

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  10. imnukensc

    imnukensc Songster

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    Staples work just fine for fastening HWC, but 16 gauge 1/2"X1" welded wire is a much better option than HWC, IMO. In fact, I have absolutely no HWC on my coop or run.
     
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