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Question about types of wire...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    We are rebuilding and relocating our pens and I have a question for those of you who have used the thick green plastic "chicken wire".

    It seems so thick and I don't think a small predator could pull it apart. It has a break point of around 350 pounds per sq foot.

    Have any of you used it...are you happy with it??
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Never used it, but coons will chew. They are extremely determined. Be careful......Pop
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yep! Coons, possoms, and whatever else wants to get to your chickens will just chew right on through the plastic stuff. It wouldn't be worth the risk, IMO. Pulling the stuff apart isn't half the problem as the chewing is. [​IMG]
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    I put some up we dont have much of a predator problem, but my Jack Russel Terrorist walked up to it, stuck her little sweet nose through a hole, and bit though it in one snap. If you have coons they will go through deffinately. We have not suffered any losses due to it but, the new pen I am building will have wire.
     

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