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poultry mesh vs. poultry hradware wire

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by texasrangers1, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. texasrangers1

    texasrangers1 In the Brooder

    Aug 1, 2014
    we need to know which is best to put on top of our chicken coop:
    hardware wire or poultry mesh. I have heard a lot of good things about both so now we need some opinions from the people that use both products. I have also heard that the mesh is very forgiving on the birds that are in the coop.
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging 7 Years

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    If you mean chicken wire, it won't keep predators out. Only hardware cloth will do that. Mary
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    poultry mesh or chicken wire is useless for keeping anything out. You can also use 2x4 fence wire. Unless you have minks or weasels around....

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