Chicken wire is useless against most predators. Hardware cloth is the wire mesh that provides the best protection for your flock. Use either 1/4″ or 1/2″ and secure it to your coop with screws and fender washers, not staples.

Cover the run, windows and any gap larger than 1/2 inch with hardware cloth to keep unintended animals out of your coop.

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1/2 inch Hardware Cloth
(24″, 36″ and 48″ heights x 50′ rolls)

1/4 inch Hardware Cloth
(24″. 36″ and 48″ heights x 50′ rolls)

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