How to attach Hardware cloth?

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

  1. SeanaL

    SeanaL Chirping

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    sounds good that's what I think we are doing.
     
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  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    1/2" 19 ga GAW is better. The wire is heavier thus stronger, nothing much can get thru 1/2".
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Just used some bottle caps for washers, seems to work well.
    Used a roofing nail to punch the holes into them, held the cap on the end of a piece of pipe clamped in the vice.
     
  4. marchick

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    My husband and I used small horse shoe nails.bought a 1 lb box at lows for about $6.00.measure and cut the wire the size you need. It takes two people one at the begining of the piece to nail and the other holding and pulling to tighten.It turned out good for beginners and very effective against predetors.I have 2 coops and this is the smallest of three pens that all join together.This is the one pen almost no one goes in![​IMG]Hope this helps!
     
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  5. SeanaL

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    yeah our hardware store only had 1/4. I wanted 1/2 :(
     
  6. aart

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  7. SeanaL

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    We will try it out for now and see how it wireless our chickens will be locked in the coop at night.
     
  8. Beriel79

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    I used a pneumatic staple gun and concrete coated staples. It made light work of the job and seems very strong . Here are a few pics of the skirt around the coop and run:
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    Overlapped in the corners and zip tied together. I also used landscape pins before throwing the dirt back over it.
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  9. 6chicks4us

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    I am getting ready to build a run to attach to my Purina-style coop. I thought of using the 48" hardware cloth, but I am now wondering if the 36" might be stronger and easier to work with. I was thinking that if I went with the 48" there would be less waste, but I have found the 36" width is generally less expensive and easier to find anyway. Any suggestions? And the 1/2 " will work?
     
  10. aart

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    36" isn't stronger than 48"....tho it might be easier to work with
     

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