Where can I get 1" Wire mesh for run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickeepoo, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. chickeepoo

    chickeepoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    I've been to the Home Depot and Lowe's, and they don't have 1" wire mesh, just 1/4 and 1/2" mesh… I'm in Central Florida- anyone out there know where I can buy the 1" to finish this run? My hubby brought home chicken wire and I told him the raccoons could tear it up to get to our birds (in fact, one was just strolling down our street about an hour ago- walked right past me and wasn't scared. I don't like the looks of that).[​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2008
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Tractor supply company.

    good luck.

  3. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    Milaca, MN
    You could try a local hard ware store. I was going to suggest Lowe's, but you have already been there.
  4. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    1" mesh is an open door to rats and mice. You want 1/2" mesh for at least the bottom 12" preferably burried 18" down and going 12 to 24 inches above ground. Then you can go to the 1" stuff.

    I've been to Florida, you got rats the size of large house cats. I'd really stick with the 1/2 if at all possible.
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    You need to ask for hardware cloth.
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    try feed stores. They won't have it on display, you will have to ask the person at the counter.

    Good luck,

  7. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    I got mine from lowes and I also saw it at ace hardware and true value if those are in your area. (look for coupons on line there were some great ones a couple of weeks ago).
  8. chickeepoo

    chickeepoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    Thanks for all your replies. I went out to Tractor Supply today and they have 1/2 inch in stock, but they said they don't carry the 1" mesh… until I pointed out the display tag and sku # for 1" cage wire, 24"x15' for $14.99. The they said they could order it and get it in about 2-3 weeks.

    I was planning to screen over the wire to cut back on our little mosquito friends, figuring the 1" would keep out the predators… I guess rats and mice could squeeze through at night though if it isn't 1/2 " mesh. If they came in the daytime, they'd get eaten.

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