Attaching hardware cloth together?

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

  1. AllisonK

    AllisonK In 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 Songster

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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

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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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. 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

    hendreque In the Brooder

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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

    AllisonK In the Brooder

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

    Top Hen In the Brooder

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

    Oblio13 Songster

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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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