Hexagonal wire netting or chicken mesh is a mesh of wire commonly used to fence poultry livestock. It is made of thin, flexible galvanized wire, with hexagonal gaps. Chicken wire is also used to build spacious yet inexpensive cages for small animals ( or to protect plants and property from animals). In construction, chicken wire is used as a matrix to hold cement or plaster. Concrete reinforced with chicken wire yields ferro - cement, a versatile construction material. Manufactured in following types of wires
Electro galvanized before weaving Hot dipped galvanized before weaving Stainless steel wire Galvanized drawn iron wire
Uses It is used for insulation purpose and wall plastering to enhance its life and is popularly called "Chicken Mesh" as it is also used for making chicken cages. It is extensively used in industrial, agricultural, poultry farm construction as reinforcement material.