Attaching poultry wire with deck screws and washers?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wmcdow, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. wmcdow

    wmcdow In the Brooder

    Jan 25, 2015
    I bought a ton of screws and washers for my hardware cloth on the bottom 4 feet of my run. I have a lot left over and I'm just checking to see if there's any downside to attaching the chicken wire up top the same way? I've seen a lot of recommendations of using poultry staples but not screws.
  2. PapaChaz

    PapaChaz Crowing

    May 25, 2010
    NW Georgia
    if you got em, use em! I can't see why that would be a problem as long as you have the wire tucked securely under the washer as you tighten it down. Watch to see if it pushes the wire out from under the washer as you go, other than that I would think it would be great.
  3. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Songster

    Sep 4, 2013
    Lower Alabama
    If I were going to do it I'd use a fender washer larger than the 1" opening in the chicken wire so all 6 wires will be held down securely. If you only fastened 1 wire a predator *could* worry the single strand out from under a small washer.
    People uses poultry staples because they're low cost & easy to install.

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