New coop question

LocoPollo

Songster
11 Years
Aug 13, 2008
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Ellijay, GA
I am planning a new 10x12 coop and am thinking of putting it on 1' posts so critters don't camp out underneath. Would it be sufficient to put the posts on those cement deck bases instead of cementing them into the ground? I have heard that just putting the deck bases on gravel is a sufficient post foundation, but I am not sure.
 

redoak

Songster
11 Years
Feb 27, 2008
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Russia, NY
I think it would depend on what type of soil you have and if the site is well-drained or not.
 

momma's chickens

Songster
11 Years
Mar 10, 2008
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Idaho
I am definitely no contractor but my coop is sitting in those cement bases and it is working fine. I think we put one in each corner and two in the middle spaced out for support.
 

speckledhen

Intentional Solitude
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Feb 3, 2007
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If you have really solid ground, sure, you can do that. You didn't see it when you were here, but the 12' coop addition, in the back, has 4x4 posts sitting in those cement block post holders. They work very well.
 

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