I've used 14 gauge solid galvanized electric fence wire but my all time favorite is concrete re-bar tie wire. it's 14 ga or 16 ga and is extremely cheap comparatively speaking. I also use the heck out of zip ties and had only a few issues with them breaking. I used to compete in demolition derby and re-bar tie wire and zip ties (AND of course duct tape) can hold a car together if used right.
LOL Duct tape is my friend too. Here we have high winds so if you put up a shade structure you have to duct tape the connections together Or the canopy in its effort to take flight will pull all the connections apart. Then I used Baling twine to fasten the legs to the fence and covered the bailing twine with duct tape to protect it from UV Rot. Worked for three years till a HUGE wind storm came through and the nex morning I found the whole thing flipped and wadded in the corral and my horse standing in the middle of it all.
She looked at me as if to say..... "What..." She was beginning to play with one of the legs Gotto love Draft horses.
ONly a couple of pipes gave way but the baling twine/duct tape combo held.
We occasionally get what seems like fifty mile gusts here. One time my son was getting out of the car and a gust of wind BLEW the car door open and removed his glasses we found them more than a hundred feet away.
deb "Who has looked at that rebar wire on several occasions trying to decide if it was a good idea or not"
Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,
Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.
Future poultry: Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy
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