How to attach poultry netting to a fence post

Updated November 21, 2016

Poultry netting, also known as chicken or hexagonal wire, is a multi-use fencing material used to keep poultry in and predators or pests out of an area. It's also commonly used as a backing material for stuccoing houses. How poultry netting is attached to a fence post depends on what the post is made of. Baling wire can be used to fasten the netting to both wood and metal posts, but staples are a convenient way to attach the netting to wood.

Hold the poultry netting up to the post so that the bottom of the netting is in contact with the ground and the top of the netting is at the top of the post.

Cut a piece of wire from the baling wire spool with a pair of wire cutters that is long enough to go around the post and netting, at least, twice. Double the wire up and wrap it around the post.

Thread the wire through a hole in the netting on one side of the post and then around the backside of the post and up through a hole on the other side of the post. Grab the two ends and twist them together with your fingers. Grip the twisted wire with a pair of pliers and twist them a little tighter. Wrap a wire around the post and poultry netting every 6 inches along the length of the post.


If the fence post is wood, staple the netting to the post every 6 inches with a staple gun. Wrap the wires around the post, as well.

Things You'll Need

  • Spool of baling wire (found in the lumber section of home improvement stores)
  • Wire cutters
  • Pliers
  • Staples
  • Stapler
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