Product Information: Chicken Wire Mesh
|Type||Galvanisation Method |
|Economy||Hot dip galvanised prior to further manufacturing and creation of final product. Immersed in molten zinc for a shorter length of time than other HDG methods.||Thinner coat. Lower abrasion and corrosion resistance. Uniform brightness and smooth finish. Uncoated at cut sections.|
|Standard||Fully fabricated item is hot dip galvanised post manufacture.||Thicker coating, higher strength, very high abrasion and corrosion resistance. Continual coating in all areas. Variable brightness.|
|Super||Best quality for professional use manufactured in Europe. Uses double galvanised method of pre-galvanised wires assembled and then hot dipped. Much thicker layer of zinc. Certified to British Standards.||Thicker zinc coating resulting in increased abrasion & corrosion resistance – can withstand harsher conditions including application beneath soil. Longer lifespan.|
Size & Applications
|Mesh Size ||Wire Netting Type|
|13mm x 13mm||Economy & Standard||Fruit cages / Bird protection / Keeping out rodents|
|25mm x 25mm||Economy & Standard||Chicken runs / Fencing / Plastering / Floor screeding|
|31mm x 31mm||Economy / Standard / Super||Rabbit protection|
|50mm x 50mm||Economy / Standard & Super||Chicken coops / Poultry enclosures / General purpose / Fencing|
The diameter or thickness of the wire is referred to as the gauge (g.). The lower the gauge the thicker the wire. We stock:
- 18g. = 1.2mm diameter
- 19g. = 1mm diameter
- 20g. = 0.9mm diameter
- 22g. = 0.7mm diameter
|Wooden Posts||Cable ties, Staples|
|Metal Posts||Cable ties, Tying wire|
|Wire Fence||Cable ties, Tying wire|
|Soil||U pins, Netting pegs|
|Material & Construction||Galvanised steel, hexagonal fencing mesh. Hot dipped in protective zinc coating|
|Appearance||Hexagonal apertures. Metallic grey, silver look|
|Handling||Lightweight & malleable. Easy to cut & shape|
|Protecting exposed steel||Rust may occur where new cuts are made if untreated steel is exposed. Protect with galvanised spray or paint|
|Not suitable for…|
- Full protection from predators (use hardware cloth which is stronger with smaller holes)
- Making an aviary for household birds (use aviary mesh instead)
Can I use galvanised chicken mesh to protect my flowerbeds from digging animals and defecating cats?
Yes. We’d recommend the Super HDG option. Either attach it to posts and surround the flowerbed, or lie the netting flat on the soil and cover with dirt. Once detected by the animal it will likely stop digging.
How do I attach the mesh to my coop?
- Unravel the netting and use a pair of pliers/cutters to create the desired length.
- Wearing protective gloves, fold about an inch of the netting over at each end to avoid sharp edges that may harm your birds.
- Use a staple gun to attach the netting to posts, or to the outside of your coop.