What Is Chicken Wire?
Chicken wire is a roll of flexible, hexagonally patterned, lightweight mesh that’s typically made from steel wire. It’s also called hex wire or poultry netting, and it’s used to fence in chickens or other small livestock. Chicken wire is usually made of galvanized steel. After galvanizing, the wire can provide corrosion and rust protection, which makes it very resistant to various external elements. So, do you know what the appearance of chicken wire looks like? Here are some pictures for your reference.
How Strong Is Chicken Wire?
Chicken wire can enclose small animals. If you keep animals such as chickens, ducks, or rabbits, then you have absolutely nothing to worry about, chicken wire is perfectly fine for your first choice. However, its strength prevents it from stopping larger animals, such as deer or wild boars. In addition, animals like foxes are also capable of tearing or chewing through the wire after perseverance, thus getting into the wire mesh. For better protection of poultry, you can choose metal wire with a thicker wire diameter so that predators will find it difficult to destroy it.
Is Chicken Wire Mesh Safe?
Everyone probably considers safety before buying chicken wire. Chicken wire is relatively thin and there is always the possibility of breakage. Once the wire becomes loose, the sharp tip can cause harm to the poultry. Therefore, Wise Steel recommends that you check your chicken coop or fence regularly and maintain it promptly.
How Long Will It Last?
Some types of galvanized chicken wire will last up to 20 years in the right environment. If you want your chicken wire to last longer, you can coat it with a PVC coating. PVC coating provides stronger protection for the wire, making it last for many years without rusting, thus extending the life of the wire.
Who Sells Chicken Wire?
Wanzhi Steel is an extremely reputable wire mesh manufacturer in China. We sell chicken wire mesh in rolls to be used for various purposes. You can buy high quality chicken wire with different wire diameters, opening sizes, and coatings from Wanzhi Steel. Here are two types of wire we often sell, galvanized chicken wire and PVC coated chicken wire.
Iron wire is usually coated with zinc for corrosion and rust prevention purposes. When chicken wire is protected with a zinc coating, it can be made more durable. This type of metal wire is generally not very expensive and is the primary choice for many families raising poultry.
For aesthetic purposes as well as not having to be replaced for years, it is good to coat galvanized metal wire with PVC. However, this type of wire will be more expensive than the wire that is only galvanized. Wanzhi Steel sells PVC coated chicken wire in a variety of colors to choose from, such as green, black, yellow, etc. The bright colors can make your fence more attractive.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can Chicken Wire Rust?
The answer is yes. But the rate at which chicken wire rusts depends on the environment in which you use it. In a normal environment, it will rust only after years of use.
2. What is the Price of Chicken Wire?
It is relatively inexpensive. Usually, you will get a discount when you buy in large quantities. You can contact Wanzhi Steel to get an accurate quote.
3. What Is Chicken Wire Used for?
In addition to being used for chicken coops and small animal enclosures, it can be used in many other ways, such as garden fencing, fencing for small vegetable crops, or flower beds.
If you want to build a secure fence for your poultry, then Wanzhi Steel recommends chicken wire. Chicken wire made from high quality galvanized wire is very cost effective and can save your budget. In addition, it is not only used for animal cages, but also for building garden fences. Therefore, it is well worth the investment. If you are planning to buy chicken wire, welcome to contact us for more details!