Chicken wire, or poultry netting, is a mesh of wire commonly used to fence in fowl, such as chickens, in a run or coop. It is made of thin, flexible, galvanized steel wire with hexagonal gaps. Available in 1 inch (about 2.5 cm) diameter, 2 inch (about 5 cm) and 1/2 inch (about 1.3 cm), chicken wire is available in various gauges--usually 19 gauge (about 1 mm wire) to 22 gauge (about 0.7 mm wire).
Chicken wire is occasionally used to build inexpensive cages for small animals (or to protect plants and property from animals) though the thinness and zinc content of galvanized wire may be inappropriate for animals prone to gnawing and will not keep out predators.
We offer the following hole sizes: 50mm hole, 25mm hole: Used for chicken enclosures and for general fencing. 40mm hole (1.4mm thick wire): Our heavy weight 40mm netting is suitable for fox protection. 30mm hole: Used for rabbit protection. Please click here to see our rabbit netting. 13mm hole: Often used for fruit cages and bird protection.