Vinyl/Plastic Chicken Wire

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by agirly4chicks, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you think about this?

    Is it preadtor proof?

    It seems cheaper and easier to work with. I am getting chicks tomorrow so I so time to work on the run.

    Any help is needed. First time 25 year old chick mommy.
     
  2. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really do not like it. It is definitely not coon proof.
     
  3. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use it as temporary fencing and to make small portable pens. But it is not as sturdy, critters can chew through it. We used metal fencing material for permanent enclosures.
     
  4. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree too light, and expensive.
     
  5. tknjk

    tknjk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used it on my run in my backyard. It seems to work just fine so far. If you live in the country, and are more
    prone to predation you might not want it. It was actually cheaper than the metal wire at Lowes. It is easier
    to work with in my opinion, and it looks better. It's not for every application though.
     
  6. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    I used it for months with no problem. When I had more money I bought 5' x 50' welded wire fence at Home Depot for $65. I dont have the predators some people have and my chickens go in every night so the plastic fence worked fine.
     
  7. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    I've got both types. I've found it easier to work with but tears much more easily than wire. Chicken wire for predator protection is already questionable, so I wouldn't trust this stuff at all for much more than a temporary barrier to keep chickens in.

    Important words: Chicken wire is for keeping chickens in, not predators out. This is even more true with the vinyl stuff.
     
  8. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you can bend and tear it they can. they have razor sharp teeth that can cut pretty good.
     
  9. sugarbush

    sugarbush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:At first thought you meant the chickens:lol: I went out and checked mine and did not find any razor sharp teeth on any of them, so you must mean predators:lol:
     
  10. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for all the feedback. I will look into the real deal metal.
     

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