4 posts ... 6 holes... Arg!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Northie, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Northie

    Northie Chillin' With My Peeps

    I apparently suck at measuring... I wanted to build my coop on 4 posts sunk into the ground but oh my goodness... I cannot get the thing square! He second hole I dug was about 8" too far from the first, so I had to redo that and my last hole is almost a foot to close so I have to dig another one tomorrow. Darn this is a lot harder than I thought it would be.
    DH has decided to help... Er... Take over.... I guess I'll have to buy him the RIR hens he wants :)
  2. Spikes Chooks

    Spikes Chooks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Sounds like a good deal to me......
  3. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2013
    Northwest Hills of CT
    Measure twice, dig once!

    Use stakes and twine to plot out the four corners / sides, and then measure the distance diagonally making an X in the square. You know your perimeter is square when the strings making the X are exactly the same length.

    Post pictures so we can see the progress!

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