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Metal Chicken Wire


SKU MM-GW5100-G-1

Our Metal Chicken Wire is a 20 gauge, commercial grade wire and is available in both galvanized and stainless steel. This product provides superior corrosion and rot resistance in above and below ground applications. The galvanized option is twice dipped (before and after weaving) and has an estimated lifespan of 7-12+ years. The stainless steel option provides an even higher level of longevity with 12+ years of an estimated lifespan.

Our metal chicken wire has 3/4 inch openings and is available in a 5' x 100' roll. This product ships from our UT warehouse.


Our wire mesh has undergone a very specific manufacturing process which provides the mesh with extreme resistance to breakdown when exposed to moisture.

Our mesh is so moisture resistant that it can even be buried underground for years without breakdown.

Product Specifications

  • Brand: Gopher Block™
  • Size: 5' x 100'
  • Wire Gauge: 20
  • Mesh Opening: 3/4" Hexagonal
  • Galvanized Steel Estimated Material Lifespan: 7-12+ Years
  • Stainless Steel Estimated Material Lifespan: 12+ Years
  • Spec Sheet: Download PDF
  • Install Guide: Download PDF
  • Free Shipping
  • Need a written quote? Request Online
  • Questions?  Call (800) 604-5537

Product Benefits:

  • Strong: Constructed from heavy-duty double-galvanized steel.
  • Permeable: Allows for water to pass through for grass and plant roots
  • Blocks Mature Gophers: Blocks fully grown gophers from passing through
  • Blocks Young Gophers: Blocks young and developing gophers from passing trough
  • Rot Resistant: The double-galvanized steel mesh provides high resistance against underground rotting
  • Allows Plant Growth: The 3/4" mesh size will not choke roots allowing for your plants to grow
  • Allows Lawn Root Growth: Healthy lawn growth is not effected due to the 3/4" mesh size
  • Designed Specifically for Gophers: Not just "fancy chicken wire", Gopher Block™ is designed specifically for protection from gophers


The installation of Gopher Block™ is straight forward and can be installed by a homeowner or landscape contractor.

Install Guide: Download PDF

Installation Diagram

Gopher Block Diagram

Shipping Time

  • All items ship for free (standard ground, see map)
  • Call: (800) 604-5537 for pricing and shipping questions.

Fast Shipping
(orders to California are delivered  in approximately 2-3 business days)

Gopher Block orders typically are shipped within 1 business day. Smaller orders (less than 5 rolls) ship via UPS/Fedex and larger orders ship LTL freight. If your delivery is by LTL freight, the freight company will call to schedule a delivery appointment.

Gopher Wire Staples

Each roll of Gopher Block™ requires 100 ground staples for proper installation. (sold separately).

Ground Staples – Gopher Block - 100 Staple Carton
Ground Staples – Gopher Block - 100 Staple Carton

Ground Staples – Gopher Block - 100 Staple Carton


Also Available:

Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel
Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel

Gopher Block – Gopher Wire Roll – Stainless Steel


Looking for Some Inspiration?

Visit our Project Gallery to view a wide variety of different Gopher Block™ installations by our customers.


What About Moles?

Although Gopher Block™ is not specifically designed to prevent mole intrusion, we have had customers that have installed it for this application and the gopher wire has proved effective at deterring moles from tunneling into landscape and lawn areas.

"After tilling and clearing the loam from our yard, I installed the gopher wire roll. I then applied another 6 inches of topsoil/compost and then laid 1,800 square feet of zeon zoysia sod. The gopher wire roll is an incredible product and in my mind worth every penny. I have already seen the results. There is an adjacent section where our yard meets the neighbors yard. Given the frequent watering/worms, etc. our yard has become an attractive site for moles. Well, our yard has been perfectly protected from the moles, and our neighbors yard is full of new holes and tunnels. They just cannot seem to penetrate the wire roll. The quality is also impressive. Does not even compare to the junk available at “unnamed big box” hardware store (trust me, I looked!) Anyway, here are several photos of the installation process and the final product. "

Colin R.
Austin, TX


About Metal Chicken Wire - Benefits And Installation Information

Metal chicken wire is used for many projects, not just enclosures for chickens. It's flexible, easy to work with, and very affordable. It's a chosen product for so many projects including fencing for gardens and home decorations.

In this article, we will give you some great ideas for using chicken wire as well as its many benefits and how to install it properly.

About Metal Chicken Wire

Also known as hexagonal wire netting, chicken wire is made from flexible galvanized metal. It's available in many sizes and gauges for your specific needs based on its strength and durability.

Chicken behind wire

Chicken Wire Near Chicken

Primary Features:

Durable - Due to its galvanization, it will resist corrosion and rust making it a great choice for outdoor applications.

Flexible – For different shapes and sizes, it's molded for a variety of projects.

Lightweight – It's very easy to install on your own without assistance or additional skills.

Metal Chicken Wire Benefits

The Cost: Metal chicken wire will save a lot of money in comparison to other fencing materials such as vinyl and wood. It's long-lasting and strong while making it a great choice for saving on costs.

Adaptability: Due to its adaptability, it's an excellent choice for many uses from artistic to agricultural applications. Metal chicken wire is a great solution for both functional and decorative requirements.

Easy Installation: All you need are basic tools to install this wiring quickly without any complications making it the chosen product for weekend warriors.

Good Protection: Metal chicken wire is commonly used to protect chickens and other small animals from predators and pests. Also, it's quite popular for the safety of farm enclosures and home gardens.

Metal Chicken Wiring For Agricultural Applications:

Poultry Enclosures – It's the leading choice for protecting chickens, ducks, and other small animals safely.

Garden Fences - It will protect your vegetable gardens from rabbits and other small predators.

Supporting Plants - It's a perfect choice for climbing plants and vegetation for healthy growth.

For Garden And Home Decoration:

Accents – Metal chicken wire is used for decorative accents such as lampshades, wreaths, and frame covers.

Refurbishment – Apply to cabinetry and other items in your home for a rustic look.

For Arts And Crafts:

You can create a frame for papier-mâché or clay sculptures.

To create a frame for your homemade items such as a jewelry holder or photo boards.

Finished Chicken Coop

Chicken Coop in Backyard

Choosing The Right Metal Chicken Wire:

This depends on the gauge. The thickness of the wire will affect its strength and durability. Higher gauges are thinner and more flexible. Lower gauges are thicker and heftier and are good for enclosures requiring better security.

Choosing The Mesh Size:

The hexagonal openings of the mesh dictate the size. The size should match what you will be using for. The larger mesh is good for larger animals or for decorative designs while the smaller mesh is used for preventing the entry of small pests.

Length And Width:

The chicken wire comes in rolls with various lengths and widths. You have to know how much wire you will need for your project.


Get all the needed tools: You will need gloves, wire cutters, a staple gun or wire fence staples, and a heavy stapler or hammer.

Chicken Wire Next to Chicken

Metal Wire Next to Chicken


Clear up the area where the chicken wire will be placed. Clean up all debris and other obstacles.

Unroll And Cut The Wire

Measure and cut the wire depending on the dimensions of your project. As the wire will be very sharp, make sure to wear the gloves.

Secure The Wire In Place

To prevent sagging, attach the chicken wire to posts or frames with staples or ties. Make sure the wire is stretched taut.

Examine For Gaps:

Make sure there are no gaps at the bottom or at the corners where animals might gain access.

Maintenance And Care

Inspect Regularly:  Check from time to time for signs of damage or rust especially if you live in a rainy or moist area.

Make Required Repairs: Make any repairs by patching any holes or tears as quickly as possible to protect the quality and effectiveness of the wire.

Cleaning: For indoor uses, clean and dust on a regular basis to keep the wiring looking good and in new condition.

In Conclusion

Metal chicken wire is a very versatile material for a variety of uses from chicken coops to decorative applications. Whether creating a garden fence or home decoration, metal chicken wire is flexible, affordable, and very easy to work with. Follow the instructions by choosing the right chicken wire and installing it correctly, you will have an effective chicken wire application as long as it meets the needs of your project. You will have a metal chicken wire that will last for a long time.