If you simply want to keep your critters contained, traditional poultry mesh is a simple solution. This metallic fencing consists of super flexible 18- or 20-gauge wire woven to produce hexagonal spaces between the wire twists. That design will keep poultry from escaping and protect from some predators under some circumstances. For example, a chicken wire roof will prevent hawks from attacking your flock in a run, and when buried, poultry mesh is a digging deterrent to keep would-be predators from entering the coop or run from below. Poultry mesh is also the fencing of choice for protecting gardens from roaming pets, lending extra support to things you build, and even creating elaborate sculptures.