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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by familyfarmnc, Mar 15, 2017.
I'm new ,and need to find chicken wire cheap.
I'm in Pelham, NC.
My 5kids are really excited to have chicks but I'm needing to fix a coop and run for them any good cheap ideas? Please help in over my head!!!
Howdy! Can't help you on your fencing needs but I've bought wire from Lowes and Home Depot.
Chicken wire should be readily available at most hardware stores but if you want to really keep your birds safe, look for hardware cloth instead. Chicken wire will not protect your chickens from predators, they can tear right through it.
If you'd like to chat with others in your state, here's a link to the state threads:
Best of luck to you!
Greetings from Kansas and ! Pleased you joined our community! I agree with the above posts, particularly what was said by NFC about chicken wire not being very effective against determined predators. Hope you and a workable solution! Thanks for joining BYC!
Hello, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! There is an unbelievable source of great knowledge on here and wonderful, friendly folks! I do hope you'll make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have!
Poultry wire is made to keep chickens IN, it's useless against determined predators. 1/2" hardware cloth is the gold standard, costs more, lasts much longer, and if properly affixed to a framework, keeps most predators away. A top on your run will also protect from raptors.
G’Day from down under familyfarmnc Welcome!
Sorry, living in Aus, I am not able to assist you with your search but I do wish you all the best.
I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.
If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out