For what your describing, I would attach the cattle panel to a board (2x4?) and then attach to the barn (or attach to the barn first) and same on the chain link side. You could then easily U-bolt the panel to the top of the kennel. Would make it easier and neater, I believe.
We did temporary sheds out at each pasture. The panels are tied up with hay string. The hay string DOES wear out w/ the wind here in the carolinas and cats claws rip thru the tarps allowing the wind to shred them after that. On this one, you can't really see how it is joined... Eventually the cattle panels (2) will be joined via fence staples directly to the pallets (which will eventually be bolted together rather than just tied with haystring).
Here are two views of the boys feed shed - before this green tarp was shredded. It currently has 2 silver tarps on it and will soon have a roof made of 2 ltr plastic bottles.
and here are 2 of our chicken tractors with a tarped roof. Before the true cold hits, we need to have larger tarps over these. For now, they work. 1 pic shows the structure, the other shows how panel is stapled to the wood bottom frame. On the chicken tractors, the hooped panels are stapled about 1/2 way down the board...
Here is our original shed with the hooped panels. I can't find anymore of the chicken tractors and not sure where to look (know I have some other shots).
When we make the sheds permanent, I think that putting the panels on a board first makes the panels easier to handle. The weight will make for easier to move the panel(s) in 1 portion and then hold it in place while it's attached. Not sure how to describe what I mean. Know that it's much easier to turn and hold the panels w/ the boards already attached to build the tractors than it was to deal w/ the hoops on the "sheds"... The cattle panels are now made 50" tall and each of our constructions using them has 2 of them (so 100' in depth w/ front to back w/ the hoops being 16' long side to side).
I've joined the panels via wire, haystring and zip ties. The haystring, so far, is holding the best! Amazing to me...
Hope this helps.
Edited by paintedChix - 9/27/15 at 10:50am