post-hole diggers....>;(

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by max13077, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Who the heck came up with these things!!!:thun I know they make it "easier" but come on!!

    I'm putting up my new pen this weekend. 5 posts later(13 more to go....[​IMG]) and I'm ready to drive to PA and get some dynamite!!! [​IMG]

    Oh well, it's for the chickies!![​IMG]
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    I know!! That's why we have three teenage boys ...
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    We have one with augery type flanges that you can twist and it helps with the hole digging.
  4. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Remember to bend at the knees.

  5. abChicken

    abChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Gaston County N.C.
    you should try carolina red (brick)clay [​IMG]
  6. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    We actually went and bought an auger last year for this very reason. They are wonderful. We did 35 post holes this morning in about an hour and 15 minutes.

    You could probably rent one local for maybe $20 or $30. Our local rental place rents them for the weekend for $29.99 and you supply your own fuel.

    Good luck!
  7. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well at least I'm not alone. I did a marathon session and did 7 in about 30 minutes. My arms, jello. [​IMG] At least I can have a break when I use a crowbar to pry out the 5 or 6 fist sized rocks I find in each hole! Gotta love it!!! I'll have a beer, look some more at BYC and head back out to do the rest!

    Teenage boys....[​IMG] My cousin has two. I never thought! [​IMG] Next time....
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Quote:That's the dirt we have here in Virginia too! I second the [​IMG]

    But look on the bright side of things... What if you have to dig those holes with a shovel?!?!
  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    i can feel with you. i got the same clay here, just a different color.
  10. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    Quote:We are lucky that we have good dirt (After alot of work). Almost all the dirt around here is clay.

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