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johnluke77

Hatching
May 19, 2015
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I am new to raising chickens and very excited. I am finishing my coop and about to start the run. I have read many post and looked at all the great pics. I am going to use the hardware cloth. I read some people have bought from Wayfair and that's my question is the quality of the cloth gooD, it is 19 guage. If I buy from a home improvement store the price is outrageous. Any comments and suggestions are very much appreciated
 

AliP

Chirping
7 Years
Dec 26, 2012
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As another newbie, has anyone used welded wire for their run "walls"? We are planning to bury chicken wire 2 feet deep around the perimeter, then 4ft of welded wire fencing then aviary netting over the top. Does this sound reasonable?

Thanks for letting me in on this thread :)
Alison
 

johnluke77

Hatching
May 19, 2015
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That's what I am going to do but I am also going to add tin or something for roof as well. We're going to start out with 4-6 hens and see how we do. Good luck.
 

junebuggena

Crowing
Apr 17, 2015
23,102
8,201
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Long Beach, WA
As another newbie, has anyone used welded wire for their run "walls"? We are planning to bury chicken wire 2 feet deep around the perimeter, then 4ft of welded wire fencing then aviary netting over the top. Does this sound reasonable?

Thanks for letting me in on this thread :)
Alison
Chicken wire is not for protecting chickens. Digging predators can go right through it.
 

KelsT

Chirping
Apr 6, 2015
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We decided to go with 1/2 " hardware cloth, I got black vinyl coated for aesthetics but it should last longer as well. I looked all over for the best deal I ended up ordering from essential hardware. They had a special and it had free shipping. They might still have the special going on i should be getting it friday. its 19 gage, galvanized after weld then vinyl coated.
 

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