Wire for Chicken Runs
Purchasing Chicken Wire for Your Coop
Are you building your own chicken run and want to use our great wire to deter predators and keep your chickens safe? We now sell our chicken wire and ship it within the continental US. See the wire we offer below.
Chicken Wire Options
Safe and secure chickens is a top concern of most backyard chicken keepers. Whether you view your chickens as pets or egg producers, you will want to keep predators away. It seems that everything eats chickens from foxes to hawks to raccoons and even rats and mice. In some areas larger predators must be deterred as well. We offer several wire choices when you order your chicken coop from us.
Safely Level 1: 1″x2″ Wire
The standard wire option is 1″x 2″ vinyl coated galvanized, 14 gauge wire.
1″x2″ wire keeps large daytime predators out of the run. It is always recommended that you trench around your run to keep the smaller predictors out during the nighttime so unsuspecting chickens to not enter the run in the morning and find an animal that is ready to eat them waiting. It is also recommended that the chicken door is closed at sundown and re-opened at sunup.
Safety Level 2: 1/2″ x 1/2″ Wire
The next level of protection is the 1/2″ x 1/2″ vinyl coated galvanized 16 gauge wire. There is an up charge for this wire as it is significantly more costly for us to purchase.
Safety Level 3: Chicken Defender Wire
If you have serious predictor issues, you need the toughest wire you can get! You may want to consider the Chicken Defender galvanized welded wire screens that we offer. These screens are the most secure option we have for your chicken coop. Fun fact: This wire was first requested by a customer in California who needed to protect her chickens from bears!