types of post to use on Fencing

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by micareli, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. micareli

    micareli Out Of The Brooder

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    I JUST BOUGHT 600 FT ( 72 inches tall) of 1 inch poultry wire netting. from Rural King after shipping it was 30.00 for a 50 ft roll,..... has anyone used 2x4 with a cross brace as the post if so how wide should the brace be, we have silver wyndottes, cinnamon queens, and RI Browns....im not too keen on buying metal post at 7 per unit, the ground is too hard to dig holes with a post hole digger and burying the 2x4, ( lowes 2x4 treated are only 2.00).... so I think the treated lumber is best option
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

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    You can space them most any way you want, but 3-4 ft will be easiest to work with.

    Build the fence just like you'd build a wall, but keep in mind "poultry net" isn't going to keep predators out
     
  3. micareli

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    i used the word poultry netting.... but it is the 1' galvanized wire.... if that makes a difference....would you create a 6 x 8 panel or a 2x4 free standing support column every 4 to 8 ft
     

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