Has anyone tried using rebar to make a frame for a tractor type coop/run, hoop house structure? I thought it might be easier and sturdier to weld a rebar frame for a tractor/hoop house type run. I would use it for small groups of chickens, meat chickens or growouts. Size--maybe 5x7 base and 4' high (to fit in hanging waterers & food and squeeze in if I had to)
I have a bunch of grow outs who need to transition to the great outdoors soon. Many I hope to not have in the fall, so I dont really want to build a winter appropriate coop.
I have a large hoop house I made for last year's meat chickens and while I really like it's height, it is heavy and I could deal with bending over with a lower house. My idea was to weld a rebar frame (either HH or square tractor type) and cover it with cage wire. Then I can enclose one end for shelter.
I cannot find much information about this--most welding info is for concrete pouring. I do have access to an arc welder (225V Miller Thundervolt), though I have never welded (but how hard can it be lol!). I have read that rebar is either easy to weld or really difficult...so thought I should just try it and see. Any thoughts or experiences?