Attaching wire to run.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by WoodlandWoman, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    We want to build a small run that is predator proof.

    What are the most secure ways to attach wire to a wood framed run? Pounding in larger staples? Could someone please tell me what those type of staples are called? Would a strip of wood over the staples make the wire more secure? Has anyone ever used some bolts, nuts and washers to attach wire? I though about using these in a few spots as reinforcement, especially where lengths of wire might start/stop.

    We will be using 1/2" hardware cloth. We are also planning to use a skirt of wire around the bottom of the run, to prevent digging.

    Thank you for any suggestions or experience you can share.
     
  2. buc

    buc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could someone please tell me what those type of staples are called? "


    they are called "fence staples" I use the 1 1/4 inch ones on my ranch, they are a good size to hold the fencing in place, that is for cows, it should work very well for the chickens.
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used horse shoe nails as my hubby calls them.
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    We use the large "staples" Works great as long as you have a good solid surface to staple them into. A strip of wood over the end of the fence, on the coop is a good idea!
     
  5. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you all very much!
     

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