Looking For Run Design Using Cinderblocks as a Base

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tsmith1499, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. tsmith1499

    tsmith1499 Out Of The Brooder

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    About a year ago I saw a coop design using cinderblocks buried in the ground as a barrier and a base for the run for a coop. I have searched and cannot find those pics now. Does anyone know who or where I can find these. I have LOTS of old 1/2 blocks, which is what I thought they used, stacked around and thought it was a good idea. Just looking for some ideas.
     
  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    My coop rests on buried concrete blocks. I simply leveled out the area, laid them in place and tamped down the soil well on the inside and outside the blocks. I made it so that the bottom wood of the coop was elevated about one inch above grade to limit water and insect intrusion (even though it doesn't look like it from this pic--the grade is lower than the tops of the blocks). It was very easy to install and will be easy to remove, if the need ever arises.

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  3. tsmith1499

    tsmith1499 Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess what I am looking for is sorta what you did but for the run area. I saw a coop build last year that did that for the fenced run area and then laid some more flat on top of that. Then I think they laid their 2x4's on top of that. But I don't think they buried they're wire thinking that the buried cinderblocks would keep out any intruders. Thanks.
     
  4. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saw pics of one here just a day or two ago but can't find it now. Had two rows of cinderblocks around it under the coop and run but don't recall anything about them being buried but make sense.Anyways you got a bump back to the top.
     

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