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

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Product Information: Chicken Wire Mesh



Type Galvanisation Method Properties
ECONOMY Steel wires are woven together to create
the mesh, then they are hot dip galvanised.
Thinner coating. Lower abrasion & corrosion resistance.
STANDARD Mesh is manufactured, then hot dip
galvanised in a protective zinc layer.
Thicker, continual coating in all areas, higher strength, higher abrasion & corrosion resistance.



Pre-galvanised steel wires are woven
together to create the final product.

Best quality for professional use. Increased abrasion & corrosion resistance to withstand harsh conditions, incl. beneath the soil. Long lifespan.


Size & Applications

Mesh Size Available In: Use For:
13mm x 13mm Economy & Standard Fruit cages / Bird protection / Keeping out squirrels and larger rodents
25mm x 25mm Economy & Standard Chicken runs / Bird proofing / 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



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)


Installation Instructions

Attach to: How to:
Wooden Posts


Metal Posts

(Cable ties)



Wire Fence

(Cable ties)


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.



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.