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Covering gaps in chicken coop roof

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I'm modifying my Craigslist coop and am concerned about weasels getting through the gaps in the roof. The roof is beveled and made out of sheet metal, with regular gaps between the wood and the roof. I'm putting quarter inch hardware cloth inside by the gaps but don't think this is sufficient. Any ideas on how to best cover up these holes and keep out predators? Pieces of wood or duct tape maybe? Thanks!

I've attached photos of the holes and my attempts to cover them as well as a picture of my chicks (because they're adorable).




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They make strip that closes the gap in corrugated steel roofing.  This is a picture and a like to a description at Lowes.com

http://www.lowes.com/pd_102670-1115-2216___?productId=3005549&pl=1&Ntt=roof+panel+closeure+strip

Tom Depointe

Brooklyn, Connecticut

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Tom Depointe

Brooklyn, Connecticut

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post #3 of 7
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Thank you so much! I had no idea they made those! I'll go out and buy them right now. smile.png
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Be sure to measure the panels you have to confirm the strip you get fits the gaps, they do make different sizes.

Tom Depointe

Brooklyn, Connecticut

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post #5 of 7
If you can't find strips to fit, which we could not, that expanding foam that comes in a can (think it's called Great Stuff) works great. We bought it at Lowe's.
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Originally Posted by DesertSilkieHen View Post
 The roof is beveled and made out of sheet metal, with regular gaps between the wood and the roof.!

I've attached photos of the holes and my attempts to cover them as well as a picture of my chicks (because they're adorable).
 

 

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They make strip that closes the gap in corrugated steel roofing.  This is a picture and a like to a description at Lowes.com

http://www.lowes.com/pd_102670-1115-2216___?productId=3005549&pl=1&Ntt=roof+panel+closeure+strip

If you are unable to find a match you could always scribe the profile on a board or 2x4 and cut it out with a jig saw.

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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post #7 of 7
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Thanks for all the advice! My local hardware store didn't sell thr strips so I bought expanding foam fillers. I was able to fill up a couple of other gaps too so I was very happy with it!
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