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how to attach one piece of chicken wire to another

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by my three chickens, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. my three chickens

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    We're building our coop and need to secure the seams where two piece of chicken wire meet. How do we do that? Hoping for a way that's not weaving a kinky piece of wire through the holes all the way along the seam...

    Thanks!
     
  2. 2dream

    2dream Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only way I know is to weave away unless you use a post at that particular seam so you have something to staple too.
    Or you can use wire ties I guess to attach.
    Make sure you overlap for extra security.
     
  3. TransplantedTexan

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  4. joanc

    joanc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. We used hog clips along all of our seams--they work really good. You might be able to get them at Tractor Supply or at a local hardware store.
     
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  5. Mrs MIA

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    Are hog rings similar to the crimping rings used for rabbit cages? That's what we used. [​IMG]

    I will say that we're getting better at building things around the size of the wire, instead of the other way around. [​IMG]
     
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  6. joanc

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    Hog clips are somewhat triangular in shape. You would need the crimping tool to squeeze them together. Sorry I do not have any pictures to show.
     
  7. Mrs MIA

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    Oh... I know what you're talking about! [​IMG] Naw... they're different from the rabbit clips, but similar in their uses. Either one works great, sounds like! [​IMG]
     
  8. hiddenmagnolia

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    The ring that you use for rabbit cages are easy to use with the right pliers.
     
  9. cluckychick

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    J-Clips made by Hartz [​IMG]
     
  10. JSC

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