Plastic hardware cloth

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ecogen, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. ecogen

    ecogen Out Of The Brooder

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    has anybody used plastic 1/2 inch hardware cloth for coturnix pens? It is cheap and there are many colors for us urban folks who need to be design conscious. Not sure if it is suitable against predators or the birds themselves. Thoughts?
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    It will work fine for keeping birds in, but is useless at keeping predators out.

    And btw, [​IMG] !
     
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  3. ecogen

    ecogen Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you for the knowledge and welcome.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Is it completely plastic? Or is it just coated? I wouldn't use it if it were completely plastic, the quail would probably figure it out and eat their way out of the cage. It might be cheaper than wire hardware cloth, but the wire will last a lot longer.
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Plastic Sux! It Dries Out And Cracks In The Elements Over Time. And As Others Have Said It Will Do Nothing To Keep Predators Out. For A Lil More Money You Can Buy Wire(metal) And Be Done With It And Have A Lot Less Worries. If Money Isnt The Concern They Do Make Wire(metal) Hardware Cloth That Is Coated In Plastic To Help Protect Your Birds From Injury...
     

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