Longevity of HW cloth apron in rusty Midwest?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by allpeepedout, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. allpeepedout

    allpeepedout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How often do you inspect and replace yours? Thanks.
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I've pulled galvanized fence wire out of the ground that had been there 40 years or more, and much of it was still strong, so I'd say good hardware cloth would last at least 20 years
     
  3. Renthorin

    Renthorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The reason the midwest is rusty (cars and such) is road salt, not rain. I would think the hardware cloth should last a long time.
     
  4. allpeepedout

    allpeepedout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 19 gauge and it seems lame. May use welded heavier wire instead or put in the effort to do something permanent like rock / concrete. Thanks.
     
  5. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The buried portion bottom section of my Chicken Run is plastic coated fencing. That is why I used it, my first fencing rusted out.
     

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