Replacement run on hill

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Last spring, we attached to our guinea coop a Premier electric net fence with hawk netting over it. The coop is on a hill, and there aren’t flat spaces around it, so I meant this run to be temporary. It’s turned out that they really need a run, so I had planned to make a new, more permanent run in a few months. Since an ice storm just crushed the run when the ice stuck really well to the hawk netting, it looks like I need the run sooner rather than later. I have experience with 4x4 posts in concrete, so I could do that, but I didn’t know how to make it work on a hill, since the hardware cloth won’t bend with the hill. I also will need a hardware cloth cover for it. The current run is about 20x40 ft. Any ideas how to replace with something more permanent while accommodating the slope? Thanks!
 

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cavemanrich

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Use Chain-link fence. Pounding pipes into ground without concrete also a possibility. Need the correct tool to do such. I have done it before. All depends on soil type also. If it is rocky, you will need to dig holes, and set in concrete.
Chain-link fence will conform to irregular ground-level.
Ask anything else that I would be able to help out with.
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mowin

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Shorter sections will be easier to work with. Sometimes I'll cut a "slice" 6-10” from the bottom ( or top) so I can bend the HC a little easier in that area to follow the ground, or two take out some of the wavey spots to make them tighter.
 

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