- You can use the chicken wire to create inexpensive cages for different animals.
- You can also use chicken wires to protect your property and plants from the intrusion of stray animals.
Chicken wire which is also known as hardware cloth in construction is typically used as metal lath in order to hold the plaster or cement in a process called stuccoing. Stuccoing refers to decorating or finishing the exterior of a wall with stucco. The stuccoes are durable finish for the exterior of your walls. They are usually made up of lime, sand and cement and are applied to the surface while still wet. When your concrete wall is reinforced with hardware cloths or chicken wires, it yields a ferrocement which is a very versatile construction material. The hardware cloth is also used to create the armature for paper sculptures. People who are into sculpting use hardware cloth when they need an extremely high strength for the sculpture.
The chicken wires are made up of galvanized wire which makes it a formidable material that holds up well when exposed to different elements. If you go through old home sites, you can often find this type of wire on the property that have been used by the homeowner perhaps for several decades ago. Chicken wires have proven themselves to be relatively long lasting while at the same time flexible and can be cut easily. Since these types of wires are quite thin, it would be easier to shape and cut them to desired length and geometric figures.
As stated earlier, the chicken wires are used for different purposes and one of these is in landscaping. While chicken wires can be used to reinforce your concrete wall, it can also be used to make crafts like Christmas balls to decorate your lawns with. Aside from those, chicken wires are commonly used in landscaping as an organic pest control measure. It is common in homes in the suburban areas that chicken wires are used as fences in encircling a garden area in order to keep away pests that destroy plants and prevent animals from destroying property. People also use this wire to encircle ornamental plants and individual shrubs as a protection during winter from pests pestering your plants. You can successfully protect your property using the chicken wire by driving 3 or 4 stakes in the ground around the plant in order to have a framework and then unroll the wire outside the framework.