How to attach Hardware cloth?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MPLSHens, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. osagebill88

    osagebill88 Songster

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    We stappled the wire down to hold it in place...then cut a piece of wood to cover over the edge of the wire and fastened it down with screws.
     
  2. MPLSHens

    MPLSHens In the Brooder

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    I work at a hardware store, so materials and cost aren't a huge issue. Covering the edges with wood seems like a good idea, decorative too.
     
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  3. CityChook

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    HEY! [​IMG] from the SW burbs!

    I used washers and screws just because I like the way it looks. Very sturdy and clean.

    Make sure you introduce yourself over at the "where are you" MN thread.

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  4. davidr

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    I agree with the wood over the edge of fence/cloth.

    I used 1x2 over the edge, you can see it, if you look close.

    David

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  5. racuda

    racuda Songster

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    The wood edge will keep you from being stuck and cut whenever you brush up against the edge of the wire.
     
  6. christy777

    christy777 In the Brooder

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    This is my first ever post and I do not suggest using a staple gun to attach any barrier. I lost my 11 chicks at 4 weeks of age due to a raccoon that simply pulled the staples out that were holding a combination of chicken wire and hardware cloth to a wood frame (stapled to the exterior). It was the chicken wire that was pulled loose, but when I went to remove all the chicken wire (to totally start over), the hardware cloth also pulled away. I thought I had really secured everything and never dreamed those staples would pull out so easily. It is very disheartening but I do want to try again. This time I am not using any chicken wire, only hardware cloth. I really like the idea of using screws and washers. Great idea. I am reading all I can so any future chickens will be safe. I learn so much here! [​IMG]
     
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I use a heavy duty bull nose nails/staples they are super strong and easy to nail, plus there is no need for additional materials.

    AL
     
  8. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Use fender washers, screws, and a drill, cordless if you have one.
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  9. packmom

    packmom Hatching

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    OK - here's a little curve ball for all of you. I have 6' chain link fencing that will provide the 'backbone' of my fenced in chicken yard.

    However, I want to add 1/2" hardware cloth to the lower part of the chain link for added protection.

    Same 2 questions but different 'base' material: (1) what do I use to fasten the hardware cloth to the chain link with, and (2) inside or outside?

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