Staple for Hardware cloth?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dizzle's chicks, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. dizzle's chicks

    dizzle's chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I just recently finished my coop and added hardware cloth underneath it. I used a staple gun to staple it together and I was wondering if that is strong enough to keep the predators out. Has anyone experienced a raccoon or something else get through the HC with staples holding it together??? I want to know before I make the run.
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    We used staples, long ones, and a bunch of them to staple down the hardware/chicken wire. No problems with anything ripping them out.
     
  3. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I have been using tech screws. Easier and stronger than staples.
     
  4. DazeGoneBy

    DazeGoneBy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used U-shaped nails. Just seemed like a stronger option. As long as your staples were long, I would think you'd be OK.
     
  5. cindy99

    cindy99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For our windows we used staples and then added a few screws/washers.
     
  6. CandiceN

    CandiceN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used U nails and then backed those up with T50 staple gun staples every few inches. I probably overdid the staples, lol [​IMG]
     
  7. itsmechrissy

    itsmechrissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband used screws with big (like 1 inch circles) washers.
     
  8. kcwazzu

    kcwazzu Out Of The Brooder

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    I followed the advice of others here to use screws with washers. Works great and much easier to remove if/when necessary.
     
  9. Mark & Nique

    Mark & Nique Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Avoid staples! Go with U nails or screws with an added base.
     
  10. GatorChickenRanch

    GatorChickenRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    I use an air stapler with long crown staples and my 188 pound self can't rip the wire off with all of my strength. You're good with an AIR stapler. Handheld staple guns are a no-no.
     

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