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Ferrier Wire and Design Metals offers a wide variety of wire mesh (weavemesh and weldmesh), perforated metals (design and round hole pattern) and expanded metals for use in a wide variety of industrial, architectural and design applications.  Please contact us to see if we can assist you with your requirements and or would be interested being the subject of a blog post.

Product Spotlight: Chicken Wire Mesh, Hexagonal (hex) and Poultry Netting

December 19, 2017

Ferrier Wire stocks an extensive range of chicken wire mesh, also commonly known as chicken wire, poultry netting and hexagonal (hex) wire netting.


Chicken wire is manufactured with machines that twist the wire together to create the hexagonal shape.


There are two main types of twist: straight twist and reverse twist. The straight twist generally has 3 twists and the reverse twist has seven. At regular intervals along the length of the roll are straight wires running across the width of the material as reinforcement.  Ferrier Wire stocks three types of chicken wire: galvanized, stainless steel and PVC coated.


The galvanized hex netting can either be woven from a galvanized wire or hot dip galvanized after weaving.  Ferrier Wire stocks the following galvanized items:


Galvanized 1” hex x 22 ga

Reverse twist, woven from galvanized wire

2’ x 150’ rolls

4’ x 150’ rolls

6’ x 150’ rolls

The 1” chicken wire mesh is commonly used for cages and animal control.  It is also suited for use in the arts and crafts, often as a substrate for sculpture.  


Galvanized ½” hex x 22 ga

Straight twist, galvanized after weaving

4’ x 150’ rolls

Common applications for the ½” chicken wire mesh are cages, animal control (see images below of enclosure built to keep squirrels out of a vegetable garden) and arts and crafts.


Galvanized 1” hex x 20 ga

Reverse twist, woven from galvanized wire

4’ x 150’ rolls

The 20 ga mesh is thicker than the other galvanized items for use where something a little stronger is required.


In addition to the common galvanize chicken wire mesh, Ferrier Wire stocks the following specialty hex netting:


Stainless steel 1” hex x .028”

Straight twist

4’ x 150’ rolls

The stainless steel is primarily used to hold up insulation in highly corrosive environments such as in smoke stacks and in refractory applications.


PVC (poly vinyl chloride) coated over galvanized 1” hex x 20 ga

Reverse twist

4’ x 150’ rolls

6’ x 150’ rolls

This very durable product is most often used as a fencing product.


Please contact us at Ferrier Wire to find out about more our chicken wire mesh options.

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