Attaching hardware cloth together?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AllisonK, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. AllisonK

    AllisonK Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you attach separate pieces of hardware cloth together to make it predator safe?
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2008
  2. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure if you meant this, but when I was doing the section in the middle of my brooder top, I made it 2x2, anyway...the cloth was just not wide enough! So I had to use two pieces, and I sewed it together with a thicker gauge wire, works wonderfully.
     
  3. Mrs MIA

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    They make whats called "hog rings" and J clips that you can crimp on with pliers. Or you can just sew them togother with wire.
     
  4. AllisonK

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    Thanks!
     
  5. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can also use poultry staples which are tiny versions of fence staples.
    Use thin pieces of boards as battens and screw them over seams.
    5/8" conventional stable help to place mesh in position.
    Save the wire from the roll to use to marry seams and for future repairs.

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  6. hendreque

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    Allison, where are your progress pics?

    Inquiring minds in PDX want to see!!!!!


    Show me the coop!!!
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  7. AllisonK

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    You mean show you the mess. :lol Does not resemble a coop right now. soon...
     
  8. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's a lot of work isn't it Allison? Mine won't have any beautification for a while...but the birds are safe.
     
  9. Top Hen

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    I used wire ties to put the hardware cloth together
     
  10. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your local Agway store has little rings and special pliers made especially for that. A lot easier than sewing them together with wire.
     

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