Hardware Cloth and Welded Wire Mesh for Poultry Netting

Poultry netting, is a type of wire mesh fences for chicken, duck, goose and other poultry. They can be barrier fence, coops, batteries to protect and rear poultry. As we all know, the chicken wire is widely used as poultry netting in some applications. The welded poultry netting with antic-corrosive material and solid structure has wide range of applications in individual or commercial applications. Here are two main type of welded poultry netting supplied for you. Just browse them to know more about and choose the perfect one.

Hardware cloth

Two chicken in the chicken coop made of hardware cloth and several plants grows outside.
WPN-01: Hardware cloth has extremely small meshes to protect poultry from predators.

Hardware cloth is made of low carbon steel wire and then welded into fabric with rectangular or square meshes. At last, the hardware cloth fabric will be hot dipped galvanized to improve the corrosion and rust resistance performance. Mostly, the welded wire mesh is hot dipped galvanized, it can also be PVC coating for special applications.

The hardware cloth has thinner wire diameter and extreme small mesh sizes, which is regarded as the highest class protection for poultry. It can prevent poultry from poking their heads through the holes, it can also prevent rabbit from biting hardware cloth. Moreover, the small opening can defend the predators from attacking the poultry.

Hardware cloth can not only be used as coop for chicken, duck goose and other poultry, it can also be used for rearing rabbit, guinea pig and other small animals.

When you install the hardware cloth, you should bury at least 10 inches or extend outside at least 12 inches to prevent predators in and poultry out.

Specifications of hardware cloth

  • Material: low carbon steel.
  • Surface treatment: hot dipped galvanized.
  • Wire diameter: 0.0217 inch to 0.062 inch.
  • Mesh size: 1/4" to 1".
  • Roll width: 24", 30", 36", 40", 48" and 60".
  • Roll length: 65', 100' and 133'.
Table 1: Specifications of hardware cloth
Item Mesh size
in. (mm)
Wire diameter
in. (mm)
Approximate weight
lb/100ft2 (kg/m2)
HCPN-01 1" × 1/2" (25.4 × 12.7) 0.062 (1.57) 38 (1.86)
HCPN-02 1" × 1/2" (25.4 × 12.7) 0.057 (1.45) 34 (1.66)
HCPN-03 3/4" × 3/4" (19 × 19) 0.062 (1.57) 38 (1.86)
HCPN-04 3/4" × 3/4" (19 × 19) 0.057 (1.45) 36 (1.77)
HCPN-05 3/4" × 3/4" (19 × 19) 0.041 (1.04) 13 (0.65)
HCPN-06 5/8" × 5/8" (15.9 × 15.9) 0.047 (1.2) 25 (1.21)
HCPN-07 1/2" × 1" (12.7 × 25.4) 0.062 (1.57) 38 (1.86)
HCPN-08 1/2" × 1" (12.7 × 25.4) 0.057 (1.45) 34 (1.66)
HCPN-09 1/2" × 1" (12.7 × 25.4) 0.041 (1.04) 16 (0.78)
HCPN-10 1/2" × 1/2" (12.7 × 12.7) 0.062 (1.57) 52 (2.54)
HCPN-11 1/2" × 1/2" (12.7 × 12.7) 0.041 (1.04) 25 (1.22)
HCPN-12 1/2" × 1/2" (12.7 × 12.7) 0.0317 (0.805) 14 (0.70)
HCPN-13 1/2" × 1/2" (12.7 × 12.7) 0.258 (0.655) 10 (0.47)
HCPN-14 5/12" × 5/12" (10.6 × 10.6) 0.0354 (0.899) 23 (1.11)
HCPN-15 1/3" × 1/3" (8.5 × 8.5) 0.0317 (0.805) 23 (1.11)
HCPN-16 1/4" × 1/4" (6.4 × 6.4) 0.0217 (0.551) 14 (0.69)

Features of hardware cloth poultry netting

  • High tensile strength steel wire can prevent poultry from biting.
  • Hot dipped galvanized surface make hardware cloth excellent corrosion and rust resistance.
  • Solid structure can defend predators from attacking poultry.
  • Extended outside or buried underground design can keep predators out and poultry in.
  • Lightweight is easy to install and uninstall.
  • Safe. Hardware cloth has smooth surface, which there is no sharp edges may hurt poultry.
  • Used combined with welded wire mesh panel or chain link fence panel to improve the safety coefficient and protect poultry and animals.
The hardware cloth is extended outside and buried by the soil and dead leaves.
WPN-02: Hardware cloth is extended outside to prevent predators from digging into the coop.
The hardware cloth is buried under the ground and the ground is digged.
WPN-03: Hardware cloth can be buried into the ground to prevent predators in and poultry out.
The hardware cloth is attached onto welded wire mesh panel in the garden.
WPN-04: Hardware cloth is used with welded wire mesh panel.
A piece of hardware cloth is fastened to the chain link fence by zip tie.
WPN-05: Hardware cloth is used with chain link fence panel.

Applications of hardware cloth poultry netting

  • Hardware cloth is widely used as poultry netting to rear chicken, duck, goose and other poultry.
  • Except that, it can also be used for rearing and protecting pigeon, cat, rabbit and other small animals.
Several chicks in the coop made of hardware cloth.
WPN-06: Hardware cloth for chick netting.
Two ducks in the coop made of hardware cloth and wooden frame.
WPN-07: Hardware cloth for duck netting.
Several pigeons in the coop made of hardware cloth and wooden frame.
WPN-08: Hardware cloth for pigeon netting.
Several rabbit in the cage made of hardware cloth and a hand is feeding them.
WPN-09: Hardware cloth for rabbit netting.
A cat in the cage made of hardware cloth and a dog outside of the cage.
WPN-10: Hardware cloth for protecting cat.
A guinea pig in the cage made of hardware cloth and wooden frame.
WPN-11: Hardware cloth for protecting guinea pig.

Welded wire mesh poultry netting

Two chicken in the chicken coop made of welded wire mesh.
WPN-12: Welded wire mesh has thicker wire diameter and solid structure to protect poultry.

Different from hardware cloth, which has thinner wire diameters and extremely small meshes, the welded wire mesh has thicker wire diameters and larger mesh sizes. The thicker wire diameter can supply higher tensile strength and defense ability for poultry. The suitable mesh sizes can keep poultry in the netting and predator out.

The welded wire mesh poultry netting can not only used in personnel applications for poultry rearing in backyard, farm and other places. It can also be made into poultry battery in different shapes, sizes and application.

Welded wire mesh can not only made of low carbon steel wire but galvanized steel wire. The high quality steel wires are welded into square or rectangular meshes in different sizes. At last, the welded wire mesh fabric will be surface treated to improve corrosion and rust resistance performance and extend the service life. Detailed surface treatment refers to the following description.

Surface treatment of welded wire mesh

Welded wire mesh has three types of surface treatment:

  • GAW. It refers to galvanized after welding. This type can make the zinc coating uniform distributed on the wire mesh rolls, which supplies better corrosion and rust resistance.
  • GBW. It refers to galvanized before welding. This type surface treatment is simple but the service life is not longer than the GAW welded wire mesh. The zinc coating on the joint is easy to be broken when welding, so it is easy to corrode and rust.
  • PVC coating. It can supply excellent corrosion and rust resistance along with various colors. Different colors, including green, black, blue and other RAL colors can make the poultry netting beautiful and be blended with surrounding environments.
A roll of galvanized welded wire mesh on the white background.
WPN-13: Galvanized welded wire mesh.
Several chickens in the chicken coop made of welded wire mesh and wooden frame.
WPN-14: Galvanized welded wire mesh is made into chicken coop.
A roll of PVC coating welded wire mesh on the white background.
WPN-15: PVC coating welded wire mesh.
A piece of PVC coating welded wire mesh is surrounding the chicken run.
WPN-16: PVC coating welded wire mesh is used for fence barrier.

Specifications of welded wire mesh poultry netting

  • Material: low carbon steel wire or galvanized steel wire.
  • Surface treatment: hot dipped galvanized or PVC coating.
  • Wire diameter: 13 gauge to 23 gauge
  • Mesh size:
    • Square pattern: 1" × 1", 1-1/2" × 1-1/2", 2" × 2", 3" × 3", 4" × 4".
    • Rectangular pattern: 1" × 1/2", 1" × 2", 2" × 3", 2" × 4".
  • Roll length: 50', 100', 150'.
  • Roll width: 18", 24", 30", 36", 48", 60", 72" and 98".
Table 2: Specifications of welded wire mesh
Item Mesh size Wire diameter
(BWG)
(in.) (mm)
WMPN-01 1" × 1/2" 25.4 × 12.7 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
WMPN-02 1" × 1" 25.4 × 25.4 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
WMPN-03 1" × 2" 25.4 × 50.8 14, 15, 16
WMPN-04 1-1/2" × 1-1/2" 38 × 38 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
WMPN-05 2" × 2" 50.8 × 50.8 12, 13, 14, 15
WMPN-06 2" × 3" 50.8 × 76.2 13, 14, 15, 16
WMPN-07 2" × 4" 50.8 × 101.6 13, 14
WMPN-08 3" × 3" 76.2 × 76.2 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
WMPN-09 4" × 4" 101.6 × 101.6 13, 14, 15

Features of welded wire mesh poultry netting

  • Excellent corrosion and rust resistance.
  • High strength to load more poultry.
  • Easy to install. It need no special tools and needs little efforts.
  • Can be cut into any size according to your requirements and the structure will not loose.
  • Special specifications can be customized according to your requirements or drawings.
  • Solid structure can prevent predators in and poultry out.
  • Can be attached with hardware cloth at the bottom to prevent predators from digging and intruding.

Applications of welded wire mesh poultry netting

  • Welded wire mesh poultry netting can be used as fence barrier in backyard, farm and other places as poultry enclosure.
  • Welded wire mesh poultry netting can be installed onto wooden frame as poultry coops.
  • Welded wire mesh can also be made into poultry batteries for rearing chicken, duck, quail and other poultry.
  • Welded wire mesh can also be made into animal cages for rabbit, dog and other animals.
A chicken in the enclosure area made of welded wire meshes.
WPN-17: Welded wire mesh is used for chicken enclosure.
Three ducks in the coop made of black PVC coating welded wire mesh.
WPN-18: Welded wire mesh is used for duck coop.
Several quails in the welded wire mesh cage.
WPN-19: Welded wire mesh is used for quail cage.
Several rabbits in the cages made of welded wire mesh and wooden frame.
WPN-20: Welded wire mesh is used as rabbit cage.
Chickens in the poultry battery made of PVC coating welded wire mesh.
WPN-21: Welded wire mesh can be made into poultry battery.
Two lines of duck batteries and ducks in the battery.
WPN-22: Welded wire mesh can be used for rearing duck in battery.

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