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Chicken wire attachment

chicken wire attachment notes and tips

When I first started working with chicken wire my main method of attachment was using a staple gun, which works fine, but sometimes those staples will work loose over a few seasons if there's any pressure on it.

Now I use small drywall screws like in the picture above. It's pretty easy to wrap a few turns of wire around the screw before you completely tighten it down, and if you ever need to change anything it will be a lot easier to take back out compared to staples.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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