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  1. kingsdaughter

    kingsdaughter Out Of The Brooder

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    I would like to build a run that is six feet high. In some photos I see vertical posts and a top rail, in others I see both vertical and about the halfway point there is a horizontial bar and then the top rail. Is the extra horizantial bar needed? [​IMG]
     
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    if you want to build a 6ft fence your post will need tobe 9ft tall wood post.put in the ground 2.5 to 3ft deep.space the post 8ft apart.an you can put you a wood toprail on if you want.so you can steeple the wire to toprail an post.an put a 2 by 4 running from post to post.to make pen stronger.itll be costly though.
     
  3. ChickenMommy

    ChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didnt put my posts in the ground for my chicken run which is 6 feet tall and 8 feet long and 4 feet wide. I have 3 posts going aross(from the ground to the roof) the length of the chicken run on each side and 2 by 4s going across the other way(one on top by the roof, one in the middle and one by the ground) on each side.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2007
  4. kingsdaughter

    kingsdaughter Out Of The Brooder

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    So chickenmommy,

    Do you mean that you just made a box type frame that rests on the ground with supports in the middle? How do you keep it from blowing away in all those Texas storms?
     
  5. ChickenMommy

    ChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has a roof on it too. its plenty heavy and doesnt blow away.
    we just had big storms last night too and it was fine.
     

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