Help Finding !/4" 19 gauge Hardware Cloth!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by scjcb37, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. scjcb37

    scjcb37 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Everyone, I apologize in advance if this is already posted somewhere! I have searched and searched through all the posts and have had no luck. I have searched the internet to no avail. We are getting ready to build our run, I was hoping this weekend. From my research the best covering for the run is 1/4" 19 gauge hardware cloth. but I can not find it anywhere. Am I wrong? I see a lot of 23 gauge. I followed all the links I could find on this site and still have come up with nothing. I don't want to use the 23 gauge if this is not the safest option. Any help/input would be highly appreciated..
    Thanks! Chrissy
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Most of us use 1/2" hardware cloth, not 1/4". It's fine, and much easier to find. I understand that Amazon has the best price, but I buy it locally instead, as needed. Mary
     
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    blackdog043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. scjcb37

    scjcb37 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You both!

    Folly's Place, thank you for letting me know that most use the 1/2". The research I did before this group had me set on 1/4",. I am glad to know that the 1/2" is what most people here use. It will be much easier to find. Being a new chicken mom, I am nervous and trying to do my best to do this the rite way to keep my girls safe. Your response is much appreciated!

    Blackdog043, thanks for the Wal-Mart tip. I will follow your link and check it out!
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    23ga is standard for 1/4" HC...not even sure they make other gauges.
    19ga is standard for 1/2" HC....you can get 16ga, but harder to find and more expensive.

    19ga 1/2" is plenty strong if attached properly.
    Should keep everything out except smaller mice.
     
  6. scjcb37

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    Perfect! Thank You aart! The info is very much appreciated and exactly what I was looking for! -Chrissy
     

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