Is there a current record for use of zip ties in a run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Luke13:34, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Luke13:34

    Luke13:34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cause I think I may have just broken it. Pretty close to 300, including those that are holding the pvc feeder and the waterer onto the fence. [​IMG]
     
  2. X2Farm

    X2Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    zip ties are my best friend [​IMG]
     
  3. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Hmmm you should see my bachelor pad --- we had to throw that thing up in a hurry and well....zip ties are fast! I used wire on all the fence and groundskirting to keep the raccoons from breaking it, but the roof is ALL zip ties and it's only about 4.5ft high so when I go in there all stooped over the ties tickle my back!
     
  5. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    zip ties are the new duct tape. Love em!
     
  6. ChixMama

    ChixMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Couldn't have made our run without em!!!!! [​IMG] After my hands got sore from pulling them tight I started using pliers. That worked great but I was pulling really tight and slipped back & busted my lip with the pliers. I was scared to go look in the mirror because I thought the pliers cut all the way through--almost but not quite. After putting it together I didn't care to see another zip tie for awhile. [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I used zipties to hold my greenhouse plastic on the frame. But the high heat deteriorated them in 2-3 years and they were useless.

    Outside I would think they work fine.
     
  8. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    450-500, we built the run out of 2x4 wire, then realized the little ones could get through that, and lined the entire thing in the plastic 1/2 in construstion cloth....given that the run is roughly 30FTx 90 FT...yea it was a lot of zipties
     
  9. Luke13:34

    Luke13:34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hmmmmm.. I may still have you beat on ZT:foot2 (zip ties to square foot). Mine is a 12x12 run. [​IMG]
     
  10. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Quote:Modern day baling wire. Be sure to use the black ones on outdoor projects, sunlight will turn the white ones brittle in no time at all.
     

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