What gauge hardware cloth?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicken Little-er, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Chicken Little-er

    Chicken Little-er Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 5, 2011
    We are just about to build our chicken run -- I've read here that the preferred material is 1/2" hardware cloth -- is 19 gauge sufficient, or is 16 gauge what's needed -- there's quite a difference in price! Thanks so much to everyone for such great advice so far. Our 7 chicks are getting so big so fast! The coop build started today -- I don't know how to post pictures yet, but when I figure that out, I'll post some of the coop.
  2. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2011
    Panama City, FL
    can't post pictures until you've been on here a little more.

    most people say 19 g is sufficient. i think I have 20, as it was all I could find. but it's over standard chicken wire, so hopefully the 2 layers of thinner wire will be sufficient.
  3. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    We have 19 gauge over chain link fence, seems to work well. We also secure our birds up @ night just to make sure......

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