EZ spikes for 4X4

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jgaepi, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. jgaepi

    jgaepi Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone used the EZ Spike or something similar to construct vertical uprights for a chicken coop entrance. From someone who has used concrete before to build a fence and then hacked for three days afterwards, I am looking for a simple alternative. This things allows you to hammer in a spike that holds a 4x4. The store said they are weak but I am just constructing a chicken run. Plus I don't want anything permanent. http://www.homedepot.com/buy/buildi...work/simpson-strong-tie-e-z-spike-122488.html
     
  2. Hammond Egger

    Hammond Egger Out Of The Brooder

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    I've used them for a shed. I think they would be totally adequate for a run.
     
  3. georgiagail

    georgiagail Chillin' With My Peeps

    There was a discussion about these products back in April of this year:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=485674&p=1

    I remember because I was, at that time, starting running some wood privacy fencing in our back yard.

    One of the conclusions was that it likely was not necessary to concrete 4x4 posts in anyway for a run.

    Gail
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I agree. Depending on the soil in your area, many runs could be built without any concrete...we have horse fence around two sides of our property, and all of the posts are just sunk/packed...been fine/sturdy for four years plus.
     

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