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What do you use to attach chicken wire to the run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AllChookUp, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    I've finished most of my run, closing in the walls with heavy hardware cloth. The entire coop and run are covered within a three-sided pole shed, but I still want to enclose the top of the run so no hawks or owls can glide in for a meal.

    I plan to use chicken wire for the top of the run. Just wondering what people use to attach their wire to support boards? I used heavier-duty wire straps and staples to attach the hardware cloth on the sides, but I don't think I need to go to that length (and expen$e) for the top, being it's just chicken wire.

    What are you using? Staples from a staple gun or staple hammer? Just curious...
     
  2. vickig

    vickig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A staple gun is the easiest.
     
  3. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    Thanks, vickig.

    BTW, I absolutely LOVE your avatar. TX is one of our favorite places in the world, other than our homebase of MN. We get down there every chance we get. The food, the music and the people are all amazing...
     
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  4. vickig

    vickig Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. vickig

    vickig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the compliment on the avatar. I am a tried and true Texan.

    BBQ, and Mexican are my favs. My son is a musician so I take that music compliment straight to my heart!
     
  6. vickig

    vickig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Strat as in your a picker?

    I just now noticed that DUH!
     
  7. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    Yep - I play a Stratocaster. I do everything from blues (SRV), to rock, to country (Brooks and Dunn, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait, anything two-step). You're the first to notice (or the first to say anything). [​IMG]

    BTW, I have some friends down in the Fort Worth area that have a really awesome band you should check out when you get a chance - They're called 'Eleven Hundred Springs'.

    Take care!
     
  8. Cassandra

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    I always use chicken wire staples and a hammer.

    Yes, I think there is actually a product called poultry staples or something like that. LOL I have a staple gun. Maybe it is just not powerful enough. Or maybe I don't put enough 'english' on it. But it never seems to give quit the secure hold I am looking for.

    I use poultry staples, hold them in place with a pair of needle-nose pliers, and hammer them in. Then, I feel like I've really done something. (Especially after having done it about a thousand times.)

    Cassandra
     
  9. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    Cassandra - I've never heard of 'Poultry Staples', but I'll check. I would think it'll be hard for me to hold them in place with a needle-nosed plier and hammer them in while I'm working on the run roof, but I'll see.

    Thanks!
     
  10. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used a combination of staples and plastic cable ties to attach chicken wire to my run and coop. [​IMG]
     

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