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Safely Using Chicken Wire on Chicken Coop

Safely Using Chicken Wire on Chicken Coop

This Article will highlight a pressing issue of safety while using chicken wire mesh to manufacture chicken coops.

There are some pre-requisites while building a chicken coop which is quite essential to keep in mind such as type of material used, structural designs to ensure proper ventilation, spacing. Another important element in this regard to ensure the coop is protected from small predators. If all these elements are taken care off then durability can be achieved for the coop and chickens can remain comfortable.

Chicken coops are broadly classified into 2 types – a covered wooden structure and an open structure made out of galvanized wire coils.

Wooden type Chicken Coop have been used more in the past but are not recommended these days as its lacks ventilation and may result in respiratory problems for the bird. On the contrary, an open type coop eliminates problems of ventilation and provides the way for sunlight and air resulting in natural habitat for the chickens.

A common problem that coop owners usually make is that the coop frame is made with cheaper quality of chicken wires mesh. Since chicken wires are light weight and flexible; it can break easily. Broken end of chicken wire maybe be extremely hazardous to the chicken and can cause injuries.

Moving ahead, another problem usually encountered is the use of chicken wire as flooring material inside the coop. This not only damages the coop but invites foot injuries for chickens resulting in swollen feet and bubble shaped figures. Broken chicken wires can leave damage to the feet of both adult and small chicks.

Hence it is highly recommended to inspect your chicken coop regularly and ensure to replace broken or worn out wires. This will be also eliminating problems like scratches in feathers, eye injuries and unseen cuts.

Here are some tips for safely using chicken wire mesh:

  1. Wear gloves: Chicken wire mesh has sharp edges that can easily cut your skin, so it’s important to wear gloves when handling it.

  2. Cut the mesh carefully: When cutting chicken wire mesh, use heavy-duty wire cutters or pliers to avoid injury. Avoid cutting the mesh with your bare hands.

  3. Use caution when stretching the mesh: When stretching the mesh, be careful not to pull too hard, as this can cause the mesh to break or tear.

  4. Secure the mesh properly: When using chicken wire mesh fence or enclosure, be sure to secure it properly to prevent it from falling or collapsing. Use sturdy posts and secure the mesh with wire ties.

  5. Keep it away from children and pets: Chicken wire mesh can be dangerous to children and pets, so it’s important to keep it out of reach. If you are using it for a garden or other outdoor application, consider installing a gate to keep children and pets from getting too close.

  6. Dispose of it properly: When disposing of chicken wire mesh, be sure to cut it into smaller pieces to prevent injury to wildlife or other people.

By following these tips, you can safely use chicken wire mesh for your projects and minimize the risk of injury or damage.

As a conclusion, we can advise to have routine inspection and maintenance of the structure of your chicken coop to ensure safety for your chickens. Above discussed safety tips will not only ensure health but save you time and money on repairs.

Al Miqat Hardware has been in the industry for almost 2 decades now and have supplied and given guidance to many clients involved in manufacturing and trading of chicken coops. For your next inquiry drop us an email or call us at +971 6 5664526

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