I'm wondering what the best way to secure overlapping chicken wire edges together. I covered my new run with 1 inch chicken wire, overlapping the edges by about 6 inches. My run is about 6 ft tall at one end and 4 ft at the other. I ran the wire around the perimeter in several layers and then ran strips over the top. Ways I have considered securing the wire to itself are: 4" cable ties (will they last?), twist ties made out of baling wire (will they take forever to install?), and hog rings (what are these and do they come in sizes?). I just got my first chicks yesterday. They are way cute. I borrowed a brooder (battery?). I live in Idaho and am worried about the cold - although it is nice today. Along with the brooder, I put a space heater and a heat lamp in the shed. They seem happy. I just feel like I don't have a clue. I had no idea they would sleep so much. I go out to visit them and wake them up. They eat and drink and in about 10 minutes they go back to sleep. I could use some direction. I've been working about a month to get ready for these babies.