putting a gate in wire mesh steel pole pen

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chuzz, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. chuzz

    chuzz New Egg

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    Hi all - I'm planning to secure an existing garden area with open access , as a runner duck pen ... how to put in a door/gate with limited funds and carpentry skills ?? thanks.
     
  2. Corazon Ranch

    Corazon Ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    Wire fencing that hooks onto screws or nails. I use that method to keep my chickens out of the garage. [​IMG]
     
  3. chuzz

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    hi - thanks - I figured I could rig some bendable overlap & containment . any secure ways to gate a wired , no wood post , pen ? I see them as I drive around .. fenced in rectangles or squares .. I dont see the gates ??? How do you do it ?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Can you post a pic of what you're working with? We have folks with a lot of experience who can probably guide you, but pics would help.

    I've used T-posts and a piece of hog or cattle panel. Secured to the anchor post with baling twine (yep, redneck construction around here) and a trigger snap on baling twine on the open side to hold it closed. Not sure if that's what you're looking for?
     
  5. chuzz

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    no pics yet . I have some time to re purpose it , but it is typical metal stakes , about 5 feet , with hard 1/2" by 1" holes in steel wire fencing.
    I'll get at it soon to re size the area .. I just have no good idea on an opening , that shuts pretty tight . I guess I can overlap , and stretch , close to get in and out , but I'd like something better.do you know what I mean? metal stakes , mesh wire .. how to make a gate ? it should be a common thing I'd guess? Thanks.
     
  6. chuzz

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    I'm talking about 2 ducks , not a flock. but I still want entry to a safe pen. this is pet stuff . but I want the pets safe.
     
  7. Corazon Ranch

    Corazon Ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    Get a couple brass bolt snaps from the hardware store or feed store, and snap them on where the overlap is.
     

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