Runs built with t posts?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by IRL, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. IRL

    IRL Songster

    Apr 12, 2010
    It would be great if you could post pics of your runs built with t posts. I want to build a large run with them soon, and need some idea of what it would look like, and how nice I can get it to look.

  2. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

    Mar 5, 2009
    Hornbeak, Tennessee
    Our coop has a run attached that we used the t posts for. DH put a tall wooden post in the middle of the front and ran a cable to the coop up high and ran the chicken wire across the run over the cable so it was high enough we could walk in the run if need be. We used wire to "sew" the wire around the top of the fenced area and along each row of chicken wire we added to cover the run.

    I don't have pictures. Our coop and pens are made to be servicable, not cute so I don't know if this idea would be for you but it's an idea to get things started.

    Our coop and pens are also open air mostly so they don't roast in the summer and we have plexiglas panels we cover them with when it gets cold. They also have small doors they can go out into the runs if they want to or we can close them in real cold weather or when having an ice storm. We don't get alot of snow.
  3. IRL

    IRL Songster

    Apr 12, 2010
    Thanks, I don't expect a run with t posts to be cute, but I was hoping I could make it look a little more sturdy or orderly than some of the runs I've seen. Anybody else?
  4. quintinp

    quintinp Songster

    Oct 22, 2010
    Southern Oklahoma
    we have a dachshund and we used the t-posts, and some powder coated wire and it worked well but it got pretty beat up from people trying to step over the wire and bending the cheap t-posts, if you got good t-posts it would be good, but we bought the small t-posts,,,, i hope everything works out for you, dont go TOO CHEAP lol [​IMG]

  5. LuckyInKy

    LuckyInKy In the Brooder

    May 6, 2011
    My run is currently done with T-posts but we will be converting it into a wood frames run when time and money allow. It has worked so far, but it isn't pretty or very sturdy. Over time the chicken push against the wire fencing and bend it, so you wind up with gaps on the bottom that have to be staked down. I'll try to get some pictures tonight when it cools off.
  6. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

    Jun 17, 2011
    Morristown, AZ
    We have 2 back to back 75 x 30 or so.... They also free range part of the day, not real fancy...

  7. Fowl_Odor002

    Fowl_Odor002 Songster

    Jul 5, 2011
    Mostly Here
    My run is made from T posts. I first built my chicken coop then I fenced it in using T posts. We live inside the city limits so I figured they would be easy to take down if this whole raising chickens thing didn't work out. You can check out some of my pictures once I post them on my BYC page. T posts work perfect for me.

  8. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Songster

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga. I put in a 20' run for my turkey's with t posts. made it 5' tall and 5' wide so I could use 5' welded wire.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] hope you can see it .
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2011
  9. bhazell123

    bhazell123 Songster

    May 24, 2011
    Welsh La
    Quote:hahaha just thought it was awesome seeing the chicken jumping in the corner

  10. sunnydalefarms

    sunnydalefarms Songster

    Jul 8, 2011
    Sturgeon, MO
    Quote:hahaha just thought it was awesome seeing the chicken jumping in the corner


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