Wire on the pen- single or double layer for safety?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by doudini2, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. doudini2

    doudini2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Hello chickens,

    I am building a pen for my peacock, and most sites i consulted reccomend 2 x 4 wire on the inside and 1 x 1 hex wire on the outside layer. Why? It will more then double the cost. I wonder if I get 1 x 1 wire for the whole thing, should be sufficient.
    We have all sorts of predators, I just need to know whether double later of wire is necessary.

    Thank you.
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    None of my pens are double layered but I also have 2 pyreneese so predators are no problem. Coons can reach in 1X2 and grab a head. My growout pens ar 1/2X1/2 wire in 8'X8 to keep out chicken snakes.
  3. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 23, 2008
    Central Louisiana
    We do it that way. Have every type of predator here - coons, possums, hawks, eagles, owls -- the coyotes have been howling their heads off past couple of nights.

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