What is Chicken Wire and should I be using it?
At Farm and Pet Place, we provide a great range of Chicken Wire Netting. We have a range of various sizes to suit your own needs.
What is Chicken Wire?Chicken wire or netting is a steel wire mesh most commonly used for fencing and housing poultry such as chickens, other livestock and small crops.
What is Chicken Wire made of? Does it rust?It is commonly made of a thin and flexible steel. However, it is incredibly reliable and stands up well against the elements. This is due to it being galvanised steel. Galvanisation refers to the steel being coated in a protective zinc coating. This is to protect the actual steel from corrosive substances and therefore prevents the steel from rusting.
What is it used for? What is it best used for?Chicken wire is primarily used for housing and fencing poultry such as chickens and turkeys, however it can be utilised for many other things:
- Chicken fencing, coops and runs
- Poultry livestock fencing – e.g. Turkey
- Fencing for other small animals or pets – e.g. Dogs, rabbits
- Garden fencing
- Boundaries for small vegetable crops or flower beds