Wire for run and windows question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by HippieChick76, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. HippieChick76

    HippieChick76 Blossom Backyard Farm

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    I have found a guy locally who builds coops. I'm considering going this route due to my limited carpentry skills and the fact that I need it to look decent since I live in a city neighborhood. He said he usually uses heavy guage 1x2 galvinized welded wire when building coops. Isn't that too big? If so, what size should I be asking for?

    Thanks for all of your help! I'm so glad I found this site!
     
  2. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not sure about the run, but it seems too big for windows. I use hardware cloth teeny tiny.

    Then again, I am not sure what I am afraid of, a two inch 'coon? Snakes, I suppose.
     
  3. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That does seem large for a coop. Does he have any pictures you can look at of previous coops he has built? I would ask him to build it with 1/2 inch hardware cloth. If you are paying him, you should have a say in what materials are used.
     
  4. HippieChick76

    HippieChick76 Blossom Backyard Farm

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    I have seen pictures of his coops. It looks like he uses it on the runs and the venting.

    So 1/2 in is small enough? I think I'll just tell him that is what I want. Better safe than sorry.
     
  5. HippieChick76

    HippieChick76 Blossom Backyard Farm

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    I just got off the phone with him. He has no problem customizing any of his existing models or making a totally custom one for me. I think I found the company to go with. With my limited carpentry skill set, I'm afraid the chicks will outgrow the brooder before I could build anything on my own, lol! Now I just have to decide what I want!
     

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