How deep should I bury the wire around my run ?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JackieinYorktown, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. JackieinYorktown

    JackieinYorktown In the Brooder

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    We are setting the footings today for the run. I can't remember what the recommendations were...
    Any tips on this /
    Thank You!
     
  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    I believe it is at least 6 inches.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    Simplest is to extend it outward along the ground about 2'. Does not have to be buried, but does have to be secured to the ground.
     
  4. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Songster

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    I bought a tool from lowes(Kinda looked like a pix axe) that was just the right width(bout 2") and had about a 9 in long depth. This worked perfect and I burried mine about 6in.

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  5. schoebel_taylor

    schoebel_taylor Songster

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  6. jus1jack

    jus1jack Critically Endangered

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    I used a metal kick pan on the bottom of my run went down 8" & out 12"
     
  7. joanc

    joanc Songster

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    We buried ours 12" all the way around. Have not had any problems with predators.
    We also reinforced bottom edge with 2x4s to discourage digging.
     
  8. RasMama

    RasMama In the Brooder

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    mine varies 6-9" depending on the spot [​IMG] with large rocks piled around the outside as an extra deterrent. I used a regular garden trowel & it worked great, I was worried about rocky soil but it got the job done well.
     
  9. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    mine isn't underground. It's out 2ft from the fence, actually attached to the fence with hog rings, held down with garden fabric staples, then covered with about 6 inches of mulch. Theres nothing getting under this fence unless it's got a degree in excavating!!
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2009
  10. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

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    On our out side fencing the wire is 1 foot deep at an outward angle with hot wire at a 6 inch level.
     

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