Dog kennel on sloped ground?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Snegurochka, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Snegurochka

    Snegurochka In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2011
    Southern Indiana
    Has anyone set up a dog kennel chicken run on a sloped area? (Everything's hilly down here so there isn't a better spot). What would be the easiest/cheapest way to do it? Gravel, wood, cinder blocks...? Dad wants to get rocks from the quarry and balance the kennel on them (no idea how that's going to work). I was thinking maybe I could dig out a trench to make it flat (I'm an archaeologist, so digging is my forte) but I might regret it once I start, since so much of our property is clay.

    It's not a huge slope, just gradual, going down to the ditch.
  2. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Songster

    May 1, 2011
    For our dog kennels, we leveled out the area before we placed the kennel on cinderblock and rocks. Held everything in place with landscape timbers and metal stakes.....
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    It depends on how much drop there is.

    I wouldn't dig to level it though.

    It's easier to build up the lower sides

    I'd probably use some posts on the corners and fill in the gaps with wire or boards.

    Trying to "balance it on rocks" doesn't sound easy or secure

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