To rocky to set post for my chicken run! Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by altchick, May 2, 2016.

  1. altchick

    altchick New Egg

    Feb 8, 2016
    Cross Plains
    Ok so I live 1/2 a mile from the Rock Quarry, you dig 2inches down and hit rock. So my DH has helped me build a chicken run without setting the post in the ground. It's not bad but I do have a post leaning. Any suggestions on how to stablize it? We are using 2x4 welded wire that 6ft.

  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 21, 2015
    No where Nebraska
    Digging might not be an issue for you, but one thing often recommended for runs that you cannot bury the fencing; surround the run with hardware cloth, or another fencing. You lay the hardware cloth on the ground around the run so any animal that trys to dig under the coop would only meet the hardware cloth. This might help stabilize your run, and prevent predators from crawling under your fencing.

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