Run gate protection

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Sylvie, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. Sylvie

    Sylvie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I need to cover my run for hawks and prevent the chickens flying out. I know I need to bury hardware cloth around the perimeter of the run.
    What do I do for the gate in the run to keep animals from digging under it. It seems to be the weak link in my run plans. I absolutely want a gate to enter the run from outside.
     
  2. skyfires

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    Do what we did. We dug a hole and buried three cement blocks and left about two inches sticking up. Then we toped them with cement paver's and liquid nailed them . The gate rides about a 1/2 above the paver's. Nothing can dig through cement!!!
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  3. Sylvie

    Sylvie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds simple and I've got all those blocks and pavers, too! Thanks.
     
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    skyfires Trying to hide

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    Good luck Sylvie!!!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Quote:Excellent plan, I like it! We'll be making our gate tomorrow, I'm stealing your design [​IMG]
     
  6. skyfires

    skyfires Trying to hide

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    Everyone Steal Away!!! Its Cheap and Bullet Proof,,,Plus you can scrape the mud off your feet when you leave the Run,,Perfect,, [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i got 6 pieces of "rebar" 3 foot long,, and just pounded them into the dirt just in front of the gate,, then have a paver over the top,, we have each bar abouy 4 or 5 inches from each other,,,, is like an underground jail,,hehe [​IMG]
     
  8. skyfires

    skyfires Trying to hide

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    I like 'the1muchs' method to. I'll be watchin out for that 'jail underground' stuff. I know we have rebar,,,,Thanks!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Sylvie

    Sylvie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:With all the rain we are getting I think the mud scraper block is getting some serious consideration![​IMG]
     
  10. MSP

    MSP Out Of The Brooder

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    My whole run, including the gate, has a 2x4 on the ground. I can attach buried hardware cloth all the way around this way.
     

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