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Chicken Wire Mesh

Cost effective, high quality chicken wire mesh. 

Use for small animal enclosures, chicken coops, fruit cages, general gardening & DIY applications.

Choose from ECONOMY, STANDARD or SUPER grades to suit all budgets and needs. Learn more here.

Key info:

  • Hexagonal mesh in range of sizes
  • Galvanised steel – rust protection
  • Delivered as a roll
  • Lightweight, easy to unravel 
  • Easy to cut & shape

Related: PVC Chicken Wire, All Wire Mesh & Netting

Full product details

Product Information: Chicken Wire Mesh

Grading

Type Galvanisation Method Properties
ECONOMY Mesh is manufactured from pre-galvanised wires which have been immersed in molten zinc for shorter length of time. Thinner coat. Lower abrasion & corrosion resistance. Smooth finish. Uncoated at cut sections.
STANDARD Fully fabricated mesh is manufactured, then hot dip galvanised. Thicker coating, higher strength, very high abrasion and corrosion resistance. Continual coating in all areas.
SUPER

 

 

Uses double galvanised method: pre-galvanised wires assembled, then hot dipped again in much thicker layer of zinc. Best quality for professional use. Increased abrasion & corrosion resistance to withstand harsh conditions incl. beneath soil. Long life.

Size & Applications

Mesh Size Available In: Use For:
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

Gauges Explained

The diameter or thickness of the wire is referred to as the gauge (g.). The lower the gauge the thicker the wire.

Our chicken wire is available in:

  • 18g. = 1.2mm dia.
  • 19g. = 1mm dia.
  • 20g. = 0.9mm dia.
  • 22g. = 0.7mm dia.

 

Attachments

Attach to: With:
Wooden Posts Cable ties, Staples
Metal Posts Cable ties, Tying wire
Wire Fence Cable ties, Tying wire
Raised Beds Staples
Soil Pegs

Properties 

Property Description
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
Biodegradable No
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 welded mesh which is stronger with smaller holes)
  • Making an aviary for household birds (use aviary mesh instead)

FAQs

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.