What is the recommended method of attaching wire to the frame?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by pasta514, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. pasta514

    pasta514 Out Of The Brooder

    bought 4 pieces rough 2x4 redwoord and ripped them down to build this frame. Wire tomorrow.

    Staples? or is something more robust needed? It is redwood, so I'm concerned staples might be too easy to pull out. Should I wrap the wire around the corner and then staple?



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    Last edited: Apr 5, 2008
  2. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used staples. We have a lot of aircompressor tools, and helped to have a stapler
     
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
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    We used fencing nails and a hammer, the nails are a lot stronger for predator protection.
     
  4. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We've done that before, and it probably is better, but we had a lot of sore fingers afterwards. [​IMG]
     
  5. ebaribault

    ebaribault Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    Try holding the fencing nails with needle nose pliers to avoid sore fingers.
    Ed
     
  6. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
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    Yes, wrap wire around and use heavy duty staples, long enough for good penetration. Chickens won't be hard on wire but moving it around will be, or other animals, kids etc
     
  7. tororider

    tororider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long is long enough?
     
  8. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wish I had thought of that! I had pretty sore fingers too.
     
  9. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahhh Ed, where were you with that answer last week? BUT, thanks a million, now I know!!!! And I have more to do. [​IMG]
     
  10. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pasta514, I like the looks of your frame - I plan on building one or two like that for my chicks. I have the wire, now need to get the framing. I will probably use staples.
     

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