Galvanised Steel Chicken Wire Mesh
13mm galvanised steel chicken wire is the most popular type of garden mesh that we stock. We keep our stock volumes high, meaning that it is available for immediate dispatch off the shelf . Galvanised chicken wire is used the world over as garden netting due to it’s economical price, light-weight but long-lasting properties and it’s versatility. 13mm galvanised chicken wire refers to chicken wire with a 13mm (0.51 inches) mesh size. This type of chicken wire is commonly used for a variety of applications, including garden fencing, animal enclosures, and trellis support. The 13mm mesh size provides a good balance between visibility and security, making it suitable for many different purposes. Galvanised chicken wire is made from steel wire that has been coated with zinc to protect it from rust and corrosion. The 13mm mesh size provides enough space to allow air and light to pass through, while still being small enough to prevent the escape of small animals or the entry of unwanted pests. This mesh has a 13mm (1/2″ inch) hexagonal shaped hole, which will prevent birds from entering and damaging vegetable patch crops including fruit bushes, salads and newly planted seedlings.
Green PVC coated poultry netting is another extremely popular garden mesh product. The addition of the coating provides protection against rust and corrosion, making it suitable for outdoor use in garden and farm fencing, as well as other applications such as aviaries, pet enclosures, and hardware cloth. The wire mesh itself is made of thin, flexible metal wires that are woven into a hexagonal pattern, providing strength and versatility while also allowing for easy cutting and shaping.
Available Roll Sizes
We offer a wide range of options for mesh specifications and roll dimensions. Here are the options that we have available for this wire fencing product:
- Our standard roll lengths are 5 metres (16.5ft) and 10 metres (33ft)
- Our standard roll widths are 600mm (2ft), 900mm (3ft) and 1200mm (4ft)
Why Choose The Mesh Company?
Our group have been in the mesh industry for over 150 years. We are one of the UK’s most trusted mesh suppliers because:
- Quality products: We offer high-quality products that are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers.
- Wide range of products: We are known for offering a wide range of products, including mesh, fencing, netting, and other related products.
- Experienced staff: Our staff are knowledgeable, experienced, and can provide expert advice and assistance to customers. This can be especially helpful for customers who are unsure about which product to choose or who have specific requirements. We also regular write blogs and help guides to help explain what our materials can be used for.
- Competitive prices: We are sure that our prices are always the lowest around. This makes us an attractive option for customers who are looking for a cost-effective solution.
- Customer service: The Mesh Company place a high priority on service and offer excellent support and assistance to our customers. This can help to ensure that you will have a positive experience when working with The Mesh Company.
What Other Garden Mesh Options Are Available?
The Mesh Company has an enormous range of garden wire mesh products. We truly are an industry leader among suppliers of weld mesh and woven wire materials. With the capabilities we have in-house, we can provide virtually anything you require. Wire fencing, insect meshing and rodent mesh materials are also available in large stock quantities at bargain prices.
FAQs For This Product
Why Should I Use Galvanised Steel Chicken Wire?
Galvanised steel is used for making chicken wire for several reasons:
- Durability: Galvanised steel is strong and long-lasting, making it ideal for use in outdoor applications where it will be exposed to the elements.
- Rust resistance: The galvanization process involves coating the steel with a layer of zinc, which protects it from rusting and corrosion. This makes the chicken wire more suitable for outdoor use.
- Cost-effective: Galvanised steel is relatively inexpensive compared to other materials, making it an affordable option for chicken wire.
- Versatility: Chicken wire made from galvanised steel is flexible, making it easy to shape and form into various shapes and sizes. This versatility makes it useful for a wide range of applications, such as fencing, cages, and trellises.
- Non-toxic: Galvanised steel is non-toxic and safe for use in environments where food is grown or animals are kept, such as vegetable gardens and poultry coops.
In summary, galvanised steel is a practical, durable, and cost-effective material for making chicken wire.
Is Galvanised Steel Chicken Wire Toxic?
Galvanised steel chicken wire is generally considered to be non-toxic. However, it is important to note that the zinc coating on galvanised steel can leach into the soil over time, potentially leading to increased soil zinc levels. High levels of zinc in soil can be toxic to plants and animals, so care should be taken when using galvanised steel chicken wire in agricultural or horticultural applications. Additionally, the galvanization process may also involve the use of other chemicals, such as lead and cadmium, that can be harmful if ingested.
It is recommended to handle galvanised steel chicken wire with gloves to avoid skin contact, and to wash hands thoroughly after handling it. If you have concerns about the potential toxicity of galvanised steel chicken wire, it is advisable to consult with a specialist or use an alternative material.
Can Chicken Wire Hurt Dogs?
Chicken wire can potentially hurt dogs if they come into direct contact with it. The sharp edges of the wire can cause cuts and scrapes, and if a dog tries to chew on the wire, it could potentially cause injury to its mouth and teeth.
If you have a dog and are using chicken wire in your garden or around your property, it is important to take steps to ensure the safety of your pet. Here are some recommendations:
- Use a smooth-edged wire or a wire with a protective coating to reduce the risk of injury.
- Install the chicken wire in such a way that it is not accessible to the dog, either by securing it to a frame or by burying it underground.
- Supervise your dog when it is outside, and make sure it does not have access to the chicken wire.
- Train your dog to stay away from the chicken wire, using positive reinforcement techniques.
It is also important to keep in mind that chicken wire may not provide an adequate barrier for dogs that are prone to escape or dig, and in such cases, it may be necessary to use a more secure fence or barrier system.
We recently published a detailed guide on how to build a chicken coop using chicken wire which will tell you everything that you need to know to be able build your own home for your chickens.
Check out our blog galvanised chicken wire for more information on this product. Our goal for our blogs and help guides is to answer as many questions as possible to help to explain the possibilities of mesh to our customers. Contact our team today if you have any questions at all. We are always really keen to help in any way that we can.
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