Is 2x4 welded wire ok for run fencing?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mom2Munchkins, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am building a pretty large run for my new coop. I want it to be 6' tall though so I can walk in there obviously. So my options are limited... Would getting welded wire with 2x4 openings be ok for standards as well as bantams??
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what we use on all of our runs and have not had a problem with it.



    Good luck.
     
  3. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Strike that...........

    We did have one predator attack where something (Raccoon?) reached through the wire and got a bird.
     
  4. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now, my options are the 2x4 welded wire or regular chicken wire.... Which would you choose??
     
  5. TattooQ27

    TattooQ27 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You need to update your signature! LOL I would say welded wire is more sturdy and easier to work with than poultry fence.
     
  6. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Avoid the chicken wire.

     
  7. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    You can use the welded wire for the run, and put chicken wire or hardware cloth around the bottom 24" to keep the smaller ones from going through the bigger holes. I have hardware cloth around mine. It's sturdier so critters can't tear it and reach through the welded wire like they could with chicken wire.
     
  8. polyanvil

    polyanvil Out Of The Brooder

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    we did the same, 4x2 welded wire with hardware cloth around the bottom. It works great, keeps critter paws out and chicken heads inside. :)
     
  9. ChristineR

    ChristineR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is exactly what I was going to suggest. My duck pen is chain link with 24" high chicken wire around the bottom. It keeps the ducks from sticking their heads through the fence to try to bite the dogs.


     
  10. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish the 1x2 wasn't so expensive!!! Buying the 4x2 and the hardware cloth would probably cost about the same as the 1x2 I bet. Has anyone with bantams actually had them get out of the 4x2?
     

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