How to Connect Chicken Wire

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Chicken wire can be used for many things besides a chicken coop.
Chicken wire can be used for many things besides a chicken coop. (Image: chicken image by Pity from Fotolia.com)

Chicken wire is used for fencing in a garden or a chicken yard, or simply can be placed around a yard. It can also be used for many school, home or craft projects. It is a versatile material that is flexible, which is helpful for many projects. A fence can be completed in a day, if it is for a small space, like a garden. Chicken wire can be purchased at most hardware stores. If you can’t find it, try a feed store. Because of the holes in the chicken wire, it is simple to connect it to the stakes as well as to other pieces of chicken wire.

Things You'll Need

  • Chicken wire
  • Wooden stake
  • Staple gun
  • Wire
  • Wire cutters

Connecting Chicken Wire to Stakes

Wrap the chicken wire around the stake one complete turn.

Staple the chicken wire at the top and bottom of the stake.

Staple at several intervals along the stake if the stake is long, or if the chicken wire does not feel secure.

Connecting Chicken Wire to Another Piece of Chicken Wire

Cut a piece of wire. It should be several inches long.

Overlap the two pieces of chicken wire.

Thread the short piece of wire through two holes that are overlapped.

Twist the wire securely to keep the chicken wire in place.

Continue attaching wire down the length of the chicken wire fencing where it is overlapped.

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