[Vocabulary] covered in/with/by wire netting.

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Are these three prepositions suitable in the context below?

Just a few steps ahead, on the left, we saw the bird section. They were kept in very large aviaries (which were) covered in/with/by wire netting.
 

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Is that your sentence?

(I would use the word "enclosed" there.)
 

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Is that your sentence?

(I would use the word "enclosed" there.)
Yes. That was my sentence. I want to know if those propositions are OK or not.
 

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Try:

They are kept in very large aviaries which are enclosed in wire netting.
 

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They all work, in, with, or by. With 'enclosed', 'with' and 'by' are preferable.
Thank you RobertJ.

Is the sentence below is OK too?

Just a few steps ahead, on the left, we saw the bird section. They were kept in very large aviaries covered
by wire netting by the zoo authorities.
 

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You don't need to add "by the zoo authorities" there.
 
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