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New to chickens, need hardware cloth

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Sengge, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Sengge

    Sengge Chirping

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    Hi all

    I live in silver spring MD and building my coup. Very excited but prices of hardware cloth is putting me off. Can anyone donate some to finish my project. I need 4* 40 feet long

    Thank you
     

  2. yogifink

    yogifink Songster

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    what are you using it for? Maybe there is an alternative to hardware cloth...
     
  3. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    Look into 1x2 welded wire...much cheaper. If you need it for the top of the run, look into 2x4 welded wire. While many will tell you that you must have hardware cloth, it is not necessary. 1x2 welded wire for the bottom few feet and 2x4 welded wire the rest of the way up and for the roof is very adequate.
     
  4. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Songster

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    -would definitely recommend hardware cloth for the coop, but there are a number of options for the run. I agree that hardware cloth is not necessary for the run (depending upon predators). We have hardware cloth on the coop windows and chicken wire for the run. The only predators we have during the day are hawks. Welded wire for a run is great. Chicken wire for a run is great (again, depending upon predators).
     
  5. Sengge

    Sengge Chirping

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    Thank you friends, you guys are so helpful. I will look into welded wire. I will be using it for top part of the coop.
     

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