1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

What gauge hardware cloth for run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by hungry4eggs, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. hungry4eggs

    hungry4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    137
    9
    83
    Jan 29, 2013
    Cataula Georgia
    What gauge hardware cloth is best for keeping dogs out, I have two lab mixes plus other dogs in the area. I had to line my grow out coop with upright pallets due to the hardware cloth I had not being much of a barrier. I plan on building my big coop in the next couple weeks and will electrify the fencing, but want added protection if the solar panel loses charge. I can not run an extension cord to the coop as it will be a half acre from the house.
     
  2. reksat

    reksat Chillin' With My Peeps

    143
    0
    99
    Mar 7, 2011
    western,MD
    I used 1/2"x1/2" 19 ga on the bottom two feet , with 2"x4" welded wire over top of that for the entire fence itself. Seems to be doing all right , its been up for almost 3 yrs with no incidents to speak of.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by