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How to Attach Chicken Wire to Posts and Different Materials

Below you will find instructions on how to attach chicken wire to different posts and materials.

OVERVIEW

  • Estimated Completion Time: Depends on the amount and size of the posts
  • Experience Required: Low
  • Tools Required: Hammer
  • Materials Required: Chicken Wire, Staples, Cable Ties, Pegs

WOOD OR WOODEN POSTS

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  • Staple the chicken wire loosely to the wooden posts at 15cm intervals.
  • The fence needs to be able to move on impact and temperature changes.

 

METAL BARS OR POSTS

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  • Use cable ties to attach the mesh to the metal posts at 15cm intervals.
  • You can cut off the excess plastic after the cable ties are in place.
  • Make sure not to overtighten the cable ties.

 

SOIL

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  • Take some pegs and push them into the ground, making sure that the hook catches the bottom of the chicken wire.
  • Place the pegs at even distances of about 60 centimeters apart.

 

EXISTING CHICKEN WIRE

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  • You can lengthen an existing section of chicken wire by placing another section on top.
  • Use cable ties to join the overlapping sections.
  • You can cut off the excess plastic for an even finish.

 

TIPS

  • You can use a staple gun for attaching the chicken wire to wooden posts, frames, doors or anything else made out of wood. This will make your job quicker and easier. 
  • Make sure to pull the mesh taut but don’t overstretch it when attaching to any material. Chicken wire is made up of thin wires and it has a hexagonal woven construction. Therefore, the holes can get easily distorted if pulled with too much force in one direction, damaging the netting and ruining its aesthetic.

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Kriszta

Kriszta is a creative problem solver, who likes to find out and share easy solutions for seemingly hard tasks, especially when it comes to fencing.

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