Galvanised Steel Chicken Wire Fence Mesh
31mm galvanised steel chicken wire fence is one of the most popular types of garden mesh. 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.
This mesh has a 31mm (1 1/4″ inch) hexagonal shaped hole. This will prevent birds from entering and damaging vegetable patch crops including fruit bushes, salads and newly planted seedlings.
All of our mesh netting is simple to use. We suggest that you use u-nails to attach to the timber fencing posts that you make up fruit and veg cages. This hexagonal wire mesh is produced with hot dipped galvanised steel. Galvanising the steel protects the steel metal from rusting and increases the life of the roll for outdoor use.
The Mesh Company has an enormous range of chicken wire mesh products. With the capabilities we have in-house, we can provide virtually anything you require. As alternatives to this product we also offer green PVC chicken wire, wire fencing mesh and rodent mesh materials are also available in large stock quantities at bargain prices.
Garden Mesh Netting
This chicken wire is made of mild steel that has been hot dipped in a zinc layer coating for a galvanised finish which protects it from outdoor elements. As it has zinc coating it is perfect for appliances such as chicken coops and rabbit runs, garden fencing, fruit cages and much more.
Galvanised chicken mesh is normally a metallic grey colour but it can also come in a green PVC coating in the same mesh specs. It gives extra protection and reinforcement for even more longer lasting use; but mainly it is brilliant for camouflage. This is available through our ‘Chicken Wire’ section in various hole sizes.
Please note that ‘Galvanised Steel’ and ‘Galvanized Steel’ refer to the exact same finish. This mesh netting type is not available in stainless steel.
The ideal garden mesh netting material.
Wire Mesh Construction
Chicken wire netting is constructed in a distinctive yet effective hexagonal pattern to have a strong, reinforced frame. At the same time it is also long lasting and can be easily manipulated into the format you want it.
The hexagonal mesh shape also means it can prevent larger garden animals such as chickens, rabbits and cats from getting through certain gaps or areas that require protection or are out of bounds. Please note that this mesh is not welded mesh, which we also sell in galvanised steel through our welded mesh section.
After conducting strenuous market research we decided to specialise in shorter length rolls. The result of this is that our 13mm galvanised steel chicken wire rolls are easier on the pocket and leave our customers will less left over netting once their project is completed. 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)
Galvanised chicken mesh is normally a metallic grey colour but it can also come in a green PVC coating in the same mesh specs. The green PVC coating gives extra protection and reinforcement for even more longer lasting use; but mainly it is brilliant for camouflage. This is available through our chicken wire section in various hole sizes.
Customers are advised that the life expectancy of galvanised wire netting is determined by the amount of wear and tear it is subjected to and the environment in which it is used. As a rule we advise that metal mesh should last 10 years in the right circumstances.
Other uses for Chicken Mesh
- Pet fencing
- Deer control fencing
- Garden fencing
- Crop protection
- Tree guards
- Chicken runs
- Chicken sheds
- Animal houses
- Plastering and rendering support
- Insulation support between joists
- Outdoor floor grip/anti-slip wire
How to build a chicken coop using chicken wire mesh
Ideally, you should provide both a chicken coop and a chicken run to ensure your chickens have a place to sleep and lay eggs comfortably whilst being able to run around, forage and bathe happily.
This all seems like a daunting project to start from scratch, especially for those who have never built one before, however we are here to make it as easy as possible for you.
What is the best mesh for a chicken coop?
Typically, a chicken mesh coop is constructed from galvanised steel or PVC-coated chicken wire which has been shaped to have hexagonal holes.
PVC-coated chicken wire is essentially just galvanised steel chicken wire with a coloured plastic coating. This is often beneficial as it blends into your garden environment better and it also is less harmful to chickens as the coating allows protection against sharp wire edges.
These are the best kind of meshes to use as it has a strong structure to keep out predators such as foxes therefore giving them the ultimate protection whilst allowing great ventilation as well as a view over the garden.
The hexagon structure wire netting comes in a few different hole sizes such as 13mm, 25mm, 31mm and 50mm in both galvanised steel and PVC-coated chicken wire.
In addition, you could also use galvanised welded wire mesh. This has a strong linear structure for good protection and electric fencing as a second layer of safety for your chickens. This does not come in a PVC-coated option.
What other materials you need to build a chicken coop?
As well as your chosen chicken wire mesh, you will also require:
- Wooden fence panels – for the chicken coop frame
- Screws – for putting the frame together
- Hinges and U-Pins/staples – to make fencing and a doorway for your chicken coop
- Wood chips – to be the floor base for your chickens to run on
What tools do you require for building a chicken coop?
- Spade – for digging area for chicken coop and chicken run to put wood chips in
- Spirit level – for making sure your frame is straight
- Ruler and pen – for marking points to saw the wooden panels
- Drill and/or screwdriver – for screwing the wood panels together
- Hammer – for adding nails into wooden panels
- Pliers – for removing nails
- Staple gun – for attaching the chicken wire to the wooden panels
Not all of these building tools are required depending on what you want to use, this is just a guide on what is suitable for building a chicken coop and chicken run.
How many chickens will fit inside a chicken coop?
Based on the size of your chicken coop determines how many chickens you could keep inside, it is recommended to have 4 sq feet for each chicken in the coop and 10 sq feet for each chicken in the run. For example, a 4 x 8ft chicken coop would allow up 10 chickens.
Other Garden Mesh Options
We don’t just offer 31mm galvanised steel chicken wire, we also offer a full range of green PVC coated options in several hole sizes. You may also be interest in our huge range of welded mesh available. Check out the welded mesh section for more details.
Please call us if you wish to discuss any of our products – (+ 44) 01925 406 602. We are always happy to help in any way that we are able to.
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