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Picture of Hardware Cloth

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Buff Hooligans, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    This is a good picture of what hardware cloth is. When we built the run, I knew we weren't supposed to use chickenwire (too weak against predators), so my DH said "hardware cloth". I said What? I had never heard of it. But man, is it strong!

  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    Nice photo and cute girls. Thanks!
  3. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    Nice birds! are those girls laying? Yep the hardware cloth is the stuff. if it wasn't so expensive that is all we would use.
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Yup, the girls are laying, or at least one is. They are 23 weeks old, but only one has red comb & wattles. I find her on the nest every morning, but she lays more like very other day.

    Having a real predator proof run and coop makes me sleep well at night!
  5. SisterFlash

    SisterFlash Songster

    Buff - where did you get your hens from they are beautiful girls
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Sister Flash, they came from McMurray Hatchery. I split an order with another person. All 25 chicks were absolutely healthy. I feed our girls a good variety of treats, so I think they are "extra fluffy" because of that. Thanks for the compliment. I will tell the girls when I get home from work.
  7. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Nice coop. Is the hardware cloth 1/2" x 1/2" or 1" x 1"? Not absolutely sure from the picture. I'm going to the fencing guy this weekend to get some and I want to be sure.

  8. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    McGoo, it is 1/2 inch.

    I was raised in Wappingers Falls, Hudson Valley. Where are you?
  9. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    I'm in Ossining further south than you, but also along the Hudson. I did live in Carmel, Putnam County, when raising my sons and know that Wappingers is a beautiful area.

    Actually I'm in a great spot here in Ossining - nestled in the woods. Lucky for me, the dog, cat and chooks.

    ps. I'm getting a couple of Buff Orps in November from zooteacher in NJ - she's selling some on the buy trade forum. How are they - friendly? easy going? I hear they are great layer.
  10. greginshasta

    greginshasta Songster

    Jul 26, 2007
    Mount Shasta, CA
    Quote:We have 2 BO's and out of the flock of 9, those and our White Leghorn are clearly the least inclined to run when we reach for them. The Australorp, OTOH, runs at first glance.

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