Today I had a "lightbulb" idea, so thought I'd share! We are building a chicken run and I've been debating whether to put a wire floor, dig the wire down into the ground, or use an apron. The apron idea is the best for my purposes because its the easiest and I want the chickens to be able to fully enjoy the ground. They will be in their coop at night, but if we get home late or something I want to be sure the run is as safe as can be until I can close the coop door. I've been trying to figure out how to attach the apron to the ground - I know we could just put leaves and/or rocks on it but that didnt' seem secure enough. Tent stakes and other similar items are SO expensive, it's crazy. I'm cleaning up the bathroom and I see a container of..... here it comes.... Bobby Pins! They work PERFECTLY! You just shove them vertically into the ground over pieces of wire, and now the apron is secure as can be. A very cheap and easy solution!