Attaching hardware cloth to the run frame?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Lucy4, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Lucy4

    Lucy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The run frame is composed of 2 x 4's (we have a playhouse-style coop.) How does one attach the hardware cloth to the wood -- with staples?

    Sorry, I am still in coop 101.
     
  2. flopshot

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that would be the best way. use hand driven pultry type staples or narrow crown staples driven by an air tool. you could also use zip ties but i don't care much for that method.
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    You can use hammer-in staples, the strength of which depends on how many you use, how good your wood is, and what size staples (you don't want to fracture the wood apart with too many too-large staples, though).

    Or you can screw thru fender washers.

    Or you can screw thru a 1x4 (or whatever) wood batten, or metal equivalent if that's what you've got.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  4. Lucy4

    Lucy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, all!!

    I can't WAIT TIL THIS IS DONE. [​IMG]
     
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

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  6. GreenEggsHam

    GreenEggsHam Out Of The Brooder

    We used wood lathe screws from Home Depot. Basically they are normal wood screws with very wide heads (to hold the hardware cloth down) like built on attached washers. Cost about 5.00 bucks for a box of a few hundred.
     

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