Fencing problem

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mnm, May 5, 2008.

  1. mnm

    mnm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, question about making the run's netting's poles stay in the ground. We have a LOT of rock/ledge in our yard (this is really annoying, it poses a problem for EVERYTHING [​IMG] ) and could only bury the foot of the poles about 1 foot at the most. In some places the ledge sticks out above the ground, no soil at all. So, keeping the netting up straight will be a problem. [​IMG]
    We had thought of bracing each pole with a 2x4 board (on the inside) to keep it upright. The poles can't fall outward either because of the fence. So would this work? [​IMG]
    any other solutions helpful
    mnm [​IMG]
     
  2. RoostersCrow

    RoostersCrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Assuming use of 4x4 wood posts. Get them in as deep as you can. Attach a 2.5 foot board at the top pointing outward from the pen. Brace this on the outside back to the post at a 45 degree angle. This creates an outward force fulcrum. Hang about a 5 to 10 lb weight on the end of that board. Old trick used to straighten up fence posts.

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  3. MassBackyarder

    MassBackyarder Out Of The Brooder

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    What about sinking the uprights into buckets of concrete? Just a thought. And it's mobile.

    Good luck!
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can dig to add concrete or build UP with sono tubes. Another option is to get the metal framing poles for chain link and make a base along the rock ledge with a wire floor, roof and sides. It would be expensive but sometimes you can get those things from reclaimers.
     

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