netting for over head to cover run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dustponds10, May 13, 2010.

  1. dustponds10

    dustponds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering what you are all using for a netting to go over your chicken runs? I am torn between cloth and wire. If you could please insite me on which is the best and what I could use and where to buy it that would be awesome. Thanks.
     
  2. kdcrws

    kdcrws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got the plastic netting over mine,but it dry rots pretty fast. It's a cheep quick fix. If you've got the money, use wire, it's the more permanent solution.
     
  3. dustponds10

    dustponds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where is the best place to buy either wire or cloth or plastic?
     
  4. highcountrychickens

    highcountrychickens Head Rooster Jouster

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    Wire mesh and shade cloth - the only reason I use both is because the wire was already there - I didn't remove it because it was good support for the shade cloth - which I LOVE - it stands up to Rocky Mountain WInters and high altitude sun incredibly, and hides the girls from raptors -

    Shade cloth came from a garden center - I'm sure you could buy it from Home Depot too
     
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  5. HottentotTeal

    HottentotTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was recommended this type of Aviary netting:

    http://www.3tproducts.com/shop/pc/viewCategories.asp?pageStyle=h&idCategory=5



    I ordered the welded wire from this site:

    http://www.louispage.com/welded-wire-mesh/vinyl-coated/vinyl-coated-19-gauge/

    This is the old version of their website with prices:
    http://www.wirefenceonline.com/welded/vc

    I went with 19 gauge 1/2" x 1/2"

    Bear in mind that my supplies are for a duck coop.



    With chickens I have seen much cheaper designs and materials posted here, but if it was me, I'd still make it with the same material above. That's just me.



    edit: Yes, Home Depot and Lowes sell hardware cloth, welded wire, and some nettings (most netting i saw was plastic)

    The downside is they don't sell large rolls by me. I think 2-3 feet was the largest they had, when i needed 4 feet.
     
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  6. dustponds10

    dustponds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome that is great links and all. Thanks a ton for all of that info. I appericat it a ton.
     

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