need opions and ideas for a run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by glisson_family_farms, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. glisson_family_farms

    glisson_family_farms Out Of The Brooder

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    i have some 2x2x8 wood
    to make a run and 300ft of fences
    want a 20x20ft run any way to do with 2x2x8s

    my fence is chicken wire 4x150ft rolls
    i have 2 rolls any one have some ideas
     
  2. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    You will need bigger posts (4x4 minimum) and better wire (2x4 welded wire or no-climb fencing). Hope you saved the receipt. Chicken wire will keep the chickens in, but everything else will be coming in.

    How many chicken do you have? Let's start there.
     
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    i have 50 chicks
     
  4. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    A 24x24 run will give you sufficient run space (570+ SF). Twenty 8' 4x4 posts spaced 5' apart, dug 2' into the ground and one sack of redi-mix concrete per hole. Where your door is, space those 4' and 4' in that corner, not 5" and 5'. Brace as indicated below (my run in progress last year).
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    Buy a 100' roll 6' or 8' of 2"x4" welded wire, or "no climb" fencing. Buy a few 25'x2' rolls of 1/2"x1/2" hardware cloth and use around the base. I'd prefer the 8' 2x4 fence, bend the bottom 2 feet out flat for your anti dig barrier. Attach with staples, the ones that are "U" shaped and are hammered in. Hardware cloth first, then the 2x4 wire. I attached the hardware cloth second. Learn from my mistake on that.

    That should get you started.
     
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  5. glisson_family_farms

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    thanks man that looks really good but not so worried about predeters they will be in side when it gets dark and in the day ill be out side
    i am a stay at home dad so chickens and house work wifey has job in the matrix i am become a farmer i got 12 acres of land so her real job and my skills and what i wanna learn will work in the long run when we have rabbits chickens worms and a big garden thats my full time job
    this is my first year hope to learn a lot thanks you so much and i am save the money for that run
     

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