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Going out 18-24" along the ground, or just an inch or so under it, is more effective and way easier than burying 12-24".
It's called an 'apron'.
Corner mesh is out of scale in this graphic, but don't forget the corners.




Yes, sometimes it IS easier, but not always. It really depends on the specific location. wink.png

Laying on top of ground or digging 2" is always easier than digging down 12-24"...can't think of a scenario were it wouldn't be.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

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"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #12 of 14
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Laying on top of ground or digging 2" is always easier than digging down 12-24"...can't think of a scenario were it wouldn't be.

Well, in my case a good example is a driveway that runs right next to this fence. If I lay the hardware cloth out 12-24" into the driveway from the soft dirt under the fence it'd be torn to bits and useless in no time at all. wink.png
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post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by Chipper Chicken View Post
 
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Originally Posted by aart View Post

Laying on top of ground or digging 2" is always easier than digging down 12-24"...can't think of a scenario were it wouldn't be.

Well, in my case a good example is a driveway that runs right next to this fence. If I lay the hardware cloth out 12-24" into the driveway from the soft dirt under the fence it'd be torn to bits and useless in no time at all. wink.png

So.... useless.... but still easier than digging?

That's pretty close to the driveway, hope y'all are good drivers.

...oh and bet your glad you don't have to move snow.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #14 of 14
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Great advise here, and I am planing on building a new door out of left over materials. I totally agree about the stepping back in time , and that's why I did all the extra work to save the old coop. I look at that old coop knowing that it helped my family through the Depression
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