What is the wire called to put over openings?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by catsew, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. catsew

    catsew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the exact name of the wire you are supposed to use for the vents and openings on the coop?
     
  2. The Burg Peeps

    The Burg Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Hardware Cloth" works well.
     
  3. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Around here they call it wire mesh in some stores.
     
  5. catsew

    catsew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I guess I'll start by asking for hardware cloth and then wire mesh if they have no idea what I'm talking about.
    Is that something you can get at home depot or is that more of a tractor supply store type product?
     
  6. Elphaba2140

    Elphaba2140 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Home Depot has it in their fencing department.
     
  7. reksat

    reksat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be able to find it there or maybe your local hardware store. Check around for prices this stuff can be quite expensive.
     
  8. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, but make sure you get the galvanized steel hardware cloth. There is "plastic" hardware cloth that we ended up using around the bottom of our run, temporarily just to make sure the chickens weren't sticking their heads out the chain link. But that stuff is basically tissue paper to any predator, as far as I'm concerned. Have to spend the money and get the good stuff if you are thinking about safety.
     
  10. catsew

    catsew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. We're only using it to cover the window/vent openings in the coop, not for the run or anything so we won't need too much. And actually now that you guys told me what it was called we have some laying around from when our building was built, so hopefully its enough and I won't have to buy any.
     

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