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Looking for advice on chicken run roof

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hello

We have a 10'x20' run with straight sides 6' high. My posts on the long sides are 5' apart for a total of 5 posts (including corners). I'll have 4 posts (including corners) on each short side. We want a curved roof and I'm looking for suggestions.
We originally was going to do the cattle panel run as shown on this site but decided on straight walls. If we still go with cattle panels there will be a lot of waste since we will not be using them for the sides. If we go with PVC or bent pipe, they both are usually sold in 10' lengths which is same length of the width of run. So, I would need 2 pieces for each arch and also some type of coupler. This is also a waste of materials.

Anyone have ideas on how to do this?

Thanks
Jim
post #2 of 5
Alot of people choose to use fishing line as a roof. If you fashioned a triangle and Ran a pipe along the peak to support the line, criss crossing the fishing line through the run up the peak and down the other side. I realise this isn't quite a curve but it would give you head room and you would have little waste.
post #3 of 5
Ohh unless you were trying to make it weather proof, sorry
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the suggestion. I need to make it predator proof and also will be adding some sort of roofing.
post #5 of 5
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Thank you for the suggestion. We need to make this predator proof and structurally sound for some sort of roofing.
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