Help Finding !/4" 19 gauge Hardware Cloth!

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

  1. scjcb37

    scjcb37 Chirping

    Mar 15, 2017
    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 Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    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
  3. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Crowing

    Feb 19, 2017
    Charlotte, NC
  4. scjcb37

    scjcb37 Chirping

    Mar 15, 2017
    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

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    23ga is standard for 1/4" HC...not even sure they make other gauges.
    19ga is standard for 1/2" 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

    scjcb37 Chirping

    Mar 15, 2017
    Perfect! Thank You aart! The info is very much appreciated and exactly what I was looking for! -Chrissy

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