sewing hardware cloth seams

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by achake01, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. achake01

    achake01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All. I've spent all day in the heat 'sewing' the seams of the hardware cloth on my run with 24-gauge (thin) metal wire, kinda like a whip stitch. It looks very tight. I was just stepping back and admiring my work when I started wondering if a critter couldnt maybe chew through this wire? Mind you, I don't intend on leaving my chickens out in the run overnight...but still, I want the run to be super strong.
    What do you think--Am I ok?
    Any suggestions appreciated
    Anne Marie.
     
  2. brendapa

    brendapa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did that exact same thing, 9 years ago and it's still holding strong, perfect as a matter of fact.
    I've seen raccoons climb up the hutch, trying to get in.

    I had bought a rabbit hutch and the boy who owned it had cut holes in the front hardware cloth for feeders & waterers.

    Brenda
     
  3. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I think it'd work fine. We do it for pigeon aviaries and it works great.
     
  4. achake01

    achake01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:That's great to know--thanks!
     
  5. achake01

    achake01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:phew--thanks!
     

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