in ground hoop house

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

  1. chickenfarmer17

    chickenfarmer17 Chirping

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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 Songster

    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 Chirping

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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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