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    I am making a run with my dad to attach to Big and Beig'es new abode. What size/thickness/type does the mesh have to be to be a fox proof as possible. I have a roll which I bought a while ago which is 13mm.

    Have just read that Happy Hutch company use 19g

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabswood View Post
    I am making a run with my dad to attach to Big and Beig'es new abode. What size/thickness/type does the mesh have to be to be a fox proof as possible. I have a roll which I bought a while ago which is 13mm.

    Have just read that Happy Hutch company use 19g

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    19g is the minimum you really should think about using. The heavier the better really especially if you have foxes in the area or lots of cats that frequent your garden.

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    We used aviary panels - worked out easier and cheaper than building one the mesh is good quality too
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    19g is fine if you're using 13mm square mesh.

    Happy Hutch always say they use 19g mesh, but it always seems to be more lightweight than the other 19g mesh I've bought, and splits easily

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    I know I go on about this a lot but a fox chewed through my happy hutch mesh so i would certainly use heavier than that.

    I don't know if anything is trul foxproof...just get the heaviest you can find.


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    Will have a look in Wickes for 19g 13mm

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    i personally would not have less than 16g outside... i had 19g on my first chippie cage and it was way to flimsy.... id actually look for a 14g myself even tho it costs loads more

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    Oh I presumed that 19 was stronger stuff than 16

    Will have a look in the shop, obviously I want something as safe as possible, don't want Big and Beige getting eaten by Mr Fox

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    I have no idea about the mesh...but I would also recommend covering the hutch and run over night...with tarpaulin - gives you that extra bit of piece of mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabswood View Post
    Oh I presumed that 19 was stronger stuff than 16

    Will have a look in the shop, obviously I want something as safe as possible, don't want Big and Beige getting eaten by Mr Fox

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    19g i only 1mm thick wire (i think) 16 g is 1.6mm, 15g is 1.8mm and i think 14g is 2mm

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