in ground hoop house

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickenfarmer17, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. chickenfarmer17

    chickenfarmer17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would it be a good idea to put a hoop house in the ground to help deteriorate predators???
     
  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    When you say 'in the ground' I am assuming you mean the ends of the hoops? That isn't necessary. My first hoop run I used pressure treated 2x4's laid them flat and drilled holes to stick the PVC pipes into. Then I just extended the welded wire out on each side about 18" and staked it down with tent stakes. The next one I did I just drove tent stakes into the ground and slipped the PVC pipes down over them. Once you stake down the wire it's not going anywhere.
     
  3. chickenfarmer17

    chickenfarmer17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no i mean like dig a "trench" all the way around then arch cattle panels down in to it and cover it back in
     

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