TIP - Super easy way to attach chicken wire to dog kennels, etc

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by equus2, May 25, 2008.

  1. equus2

    equus2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've converted the horse shed into a chicken house, and the paddock (made of wood posts and 16' cattle panels) to a chicken yard. Had to line the inside with chicken wire to keep hens in, predators out. Found a neat way to attach the wire to the panels.....hog rings! A box of 100 is about 2 bucks, and you have to get the hog-ring pliers, but well worth it! Makes it easy to stretch the chicken wire tight, straight, and is way faster than wire, or bundle ties. I lined the dog kennel, too, took about an hour.
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Thanks for the tip! I'm in the process of building a few small pens out of chain link fence gates I was given and this will make lining it much easier.
     
  3. equus2

    equus2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    There are different sizes....got mine at CalRanch....Decker is the brand name, I think. They are in a white box, red print, which is the size I used, and kept the wire nice and tight to what I was fastening it to. We also use these to attach cattle panels together, to make a big play yard for the chicks (or puppies, whatever the case may be!)
     
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  4. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Are those in any way similar to the ring things used to put rabbit cages together???
     
  5. SillyChick

    SillyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the tip! I'm planning to make a door in the chicken yard but I can't seem to find an easy way to handle the chicken wire......great tip! [​IMG]
     
  6. equus2

    equus2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    No, you're talking about J rings. They might work, but these are way easy to apply, and so cheap.
     
  7. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    d.k :

    * Are those in any way similar to the ring things used to put rabbit cages together???

    You are talking about J-clips (although we do have one rabbit cage that was built using hog rings, that came with one of our adopted rabbits).

    We use the J clips for attaching chicken wire/hardware cloth to the cattle panels and I love working with them...

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    We get ours from either Tractor Supply or Tek Supply.


    Dawn​
     
  8. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * That's it!!! J-clips!! lol!! Been awhile since I put together bunny cages. My folks have a dog run for me to use for my chicken when I visit, but where they live, I KNOW very well that the whole thing will have to be lined with h/w cloth or my girl wouldn't make it thru the first night!!!!
     
  9. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    d.k :

    * That's it!!! J-clips!! lol!! Been awhile since I put together bunny cages. My folks have a dog run for me to use for my chicken when I visit, but where they live, I KNOW very well that the whole thing will have to be lined with h/w cloth or my girl wouldn't make it thru the first night!!!!

    d.k.,

    Now I think that it's just too cool that your folks are willing to accommodate your chicken when you come to visit! [​IMG]

    Dawn

    P.S. Sorry equus2, didn't mean for the temporary hi-jack! [​IMG]
     
  10. jvilichka

    jvilichka New Egg

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    Its been too long since i had to build cages, I thought there was an electric j-clamp crimper out there? has anyone heard about it or where i can buy one, i can remember the blisters from crimping cages together and i do not look forward to it. Any suggestions on a better way to build a mouse trap oh wait chicken trap will be helpiful. I have newborn baby quail arriving tomorrow, [email protected] 2 week old ducks, 2 turkeys and more chicken than i can could, the chicken area is already set up. but this is the first time for quail and i want to keep them in flight cages, but what i have read this is not pratical,3 x3x3 are what is suggested i thought 3x3x8 would be nice or a walk in aviary, i dont want to keep them cooped up... thanks everyone for your help thus far.
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