Chicken wire for stuccoing
Chicken wire that is used for stuccoing has a thicker gauge than what is typically used for fencing. Chicken wire or poultry netting as it is usually called is available in different gauges from the usual 19-gauge (1 mm wire) to the 22-gauge (0.7mm wire). Stucco wire is also stronger and furred meaning it sticks out from the wall a little bit so that it will allow cement to stick to the wire better. The 17-gauge wire is stronger than 20-gauge wire and it is usually used in three coat stucco systems while the lighter weight 17-gauge is used for one coat stucco systems. There are other items necessary in the stuccoing such as water resistant paper and some kind of metal component.
Chicken wire used for fencing
Chicken wire fences are very common in poultry farms because it is more cost effective and flexible enough to be easily cut. It also holds up well to different elements. When using poultry netting to encircle a garden area, it is important to bury a portion of the wire on the ground to keep out pests that can dig their way into your garden. The hexagonal gaps in the netting can vary from ½-inch, 1-inch and 2-inches but the ½-inch wire is a better option if you are trying to keep away rodents. Installation of wire to enclose a garden needs stakes that are driven to the ground to build a framework. When installing wire outside the framework, it is important to stabilize one end of the chicken netting by fastening it to one of the stakes before unrolling.
Chicken wire as a trellis for the garden
Vines can spread fast in your vegetable garden but you can make them grow upwards by building a trellis made of chicken wire. The first step is to build a wooden structure before stretching the wire tightly over the frame. The wooden frame can be placed against the wall of your greenhouse or it can be attached into base to allow it to stand in the middle of a vegetable garden. Making use a wire trellis is a good option to make your garden properly organized. It will also allow you to maximize space. You can use the trellis as support for your vine plants so that they will grow vertically and not spread out on the ground. A good option would be a galvanized chicken wire to prevent rust. There are thin woven wires available in hardware stores that are cheap but tend to rust easily when exposed to the elements.