I reinforced my dog kennel by attaching chicken wire to keep predators away from my little sisters (and brother)....the only thing is, I did it with plastic cable ties. It's been a long, hot, dry summer and I'm thinking I need to replace the plastic cable ties with something more sturdy. A friend suggested aluminum electrical wire--thin, strong, lightweight, and (gasp!) expensive as all get-out. I explained my plight to the youngster in the local Tractor Supply and he suggested I use hog rings. Hog rings?? What? Then he explained how they would be squeezed together around both the kennel wire and chicken wire to hold them together. Made a little more sense to me.
And they were CHEAP! Even after buying the special wrench/handle that squeezed them it was still a deal.