Building a run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Newfarmer36, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Newfarmer36

    Newfarmer36 Songster

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    I'm building a run for my chickens. But for the life of me, I can't get a straight line for the t posts. Any suggestions on how to do this without calling a professional?! I googled it and still can't get it right. :barnie:he
     
  2. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Are you talking about from the top of one post to the top of the next post? Are you talking about the post coming out of the ground straight up and not leaning over? Or do you mean you can't line them all up in a straight line along the property line? Or ALL of the above?
     
  3. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    There are a lot of people on BYC who have built a lot of different types of fences. I'm sure we can get you some pointers!
     
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  4. Newfarmer36

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    Can't get them in a straight line. Do you have any idea how horrible it is to keeping driving posts into the ground and then have to turn around and dig it back up?!
     
  5. Newfarmer36

    Newfarmer36 Songster

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    I sure hope so!!
     
  6. Tie a string onto the top of the post and string it along until you reach your next post eye it good to make sure they are in line and drive the post in.
     
  7. Newfarmer36

    Newfarmer36 Songster

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    Thank you!! Everyone I ask outside of here keeps telling me too Google it or search you tube. I've done both.
     
  8. Foster's Freehold

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    Set your first post. Run a string from that to where the next corner post is. Set the middle post at the string. Look from first post to corner post, the middle post should be hidden.
     
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  9. Newfarmer36

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    Thank you!
     
  10. Foster's Freehold

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    You are welcome. Sometimes the simplest solution is the easiest.
     
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