run question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by duffer, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. duffer

    duffer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello: I`am wanting to build a 5 foot x 10 foot run using pressure treated wood for a few cochin bantams is there a way to do this without sinking 4x4`s I hate digging post holes. I thought maybe just building a 5x10 frame out of 2x4 and connecting it to the coop, than wrap it in hardware cloth. Thanks
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    thought maybe just building a 5x10 frame out of 2x4 and connecting it to the coop

    That's how I built my two 12 X 18 runs

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  3. Huskeriowa

    Huskeriowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sank 4 x 4 posts but thats because my ground is uneven and I wanted to put sand in the run. If your ground is flat you will do fine with the method you describe. The only thing I would suggest is going with a high rating on the treated lumber that you put on the ground level because it will last longer. Best wishes
     
  4. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    I didn't want my DH sinking posts either - so instead we used three 8ft long 6x6's as a base and positioned them over bricks (for additional drainage). Then mounted 4x4s onto the ultra heavy base.
    There are photos on my Hen House page. Good luck with yours!
     
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