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  1. newchickiefarmer

    newchickiefarmer In the Brooder

    Jul 16, 2008
    Okay.....how on earth do you install chicken wire so it's flat?????? I've put a million staples in and its all wavy...help!
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    It's very hard to get it to lie flat and smooth. That chicken wire is worse than hardware cloth for that!

    You can try fastening the end of the wire to a length of board, and then use a come-along to VERY SLIGHTLY put tension on the wire. You can't pull hard or the hex shapes will collapse and you'll have a bigger mess then!

    Good luck...I usually jsut give up and accept a few wrinkles.
  3. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    LOL! This is a question for the ages.

    The only way I've found is to put it on sections one at a time so you can lay the sections flat on the ground and STRETCH the cricken wire until it's tight. Of course, then you have to assemble the sections.

    If you're putting it on walls or a ceiling that are already built, good luck.

    Harware cloth is much easier to make look nice.
  4. newchickiefarmer

    newchickiefarmer In the Brooder

    Jul 16, 2008
    hey i'm okay with that...as long as you all didn't have some kind of magic flat thingy that i wasn't aware of..it's safe and secure...so it'll just have to be ugly [​IMG]
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I agree that stretching seems to be the best way to get it to look decent.

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