Question about hardware cloth

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by beatrixkiddo, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. beatrixkiddo

    beatrixkiddo Out Of The Brooder

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    Where is the best/cheapest place to purchase harware cloth? I am having trouble finding any that is wider than 36" and the studs on my coop are 4' apart so 36" will not work.
     
  2. ippolitima

    ippolitima Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased 4 foot hardware cloth at home depot. I don't know the cheapest place to buy it. It is definitely not cheap stuff.
     
  3. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought hardware cloth from a local hardware store. They ordered the width I wanted and there were several widths to choose from.
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Farm/feed stores are often willing to special order wider widths for you as long as you are willing to buy a full roll (usually 50 or 100', for hardwarecloth type stuff)... *ask*, they won't volunteer it [​IMG]

    Otherwise you may have to use two narrower widths and just join them securely, there are a variety of methods for it. Run the hardwarecloth horizontally to avoid the 4' stud spacing problem.

    Good luck, ahve fun,

    Pat
     
  5. Fenika

    Fenika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If 2x4 is okay, Lowes carries some in 4 and 5 feet (or is it 5 and 6 feet?). You can put something smaller on the bottom, and the 2x4 isn't too terribly expensive.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2010
  6. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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