- Apr 7, 2008
I am redoing my chicken run using 6' welded wire fencing. The pen will be 40' by 32' when complete. I used 8 ft wooden posts & set them 2' down in concrete. The posts are set 10' apart. I figured this would be fine since there will be nothing pushing on the fence. Anyhow this welded wire fence is a pain to put up. I've put up one section of the 32' feet so far. I enlisted my parents to help. Anyhow, my dad made a 6' fence stretcher out of 2x4s to pull it since he didn't think his regular 4' stretchers would work. However, once we tacked the fence to the posts we lost tension. It's all filmsy now. **The wooden posts did not move. My mom insisted that the welded wire was the hardest fencing to put up. She put it around her garden years ago & said it was a pain. Also, she said that since mine was 6' tall it made it worse. Anyhow, does anyone have any experience or suggestions on how to get this fence to be tighter? Has anyone else had the same issues with the welded wire or is it just me?