Mesh size

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bugkiller, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. bugkiller

    bugkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Going to be starting my first coop soon. Just curious what size mesh should i go with. Will 1' chicken wire be strong enough or should i go with 1/2 " hardware cloth. There are raccoons and stray cats in the area.
     
  2. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    raccoons love chicken wire!!! they stick their thievy little hands and grab their dinners!!!! No chicken wire please... It will be more expensive to buy hardware cloth, but if you want to keep your birds... it's worth it. I like 1/2"
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2011
  3. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on my chicken run i used hardware clothe on the sides and chicken wire on the top seems to be working out fine for me.
     

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