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I'm curious if anyone has done this.  The tradition method seems to be to layer hardware cloth (predators) and then a heavy duty tarp (weather) over the feedlot panel (structure).  I was thinking of simply covering the feedlot panel with corrugated roofing.  

 

Has this been done?  Is there a reason it's not the traditional method?

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My little hoop coop is roofed over with corrugated metal roofing.  The hoop is actually a 8 x 5 base frame with electrical conduit hooped as ribs on the ends and in the middle.  I put hardware cloth up the sides 18" and then drilled holes and attached it to the roofing.  If you use cattle panels, I think attaching everything would be easier.  We used the conduit because it was cheaper. 

To answer your question, I think metal roofing would be great.  It does add weight, and I think many people are intimidated by the thought of cutting and drilling metal.  A tarp is easier to manage.  My husband handles all the metal work around here.  Otherwise, if I was doing it myself, my hoop house would have a tarp too! :)

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I'm curious if anyone has done this.  The tradition method seems to be to layer hardware cloth (predators) and then a heavy duty tarp (weather) over the feedlot panel (structure).  I was thinking of simply covering the feedlot panel with corrugated roofing.  

 

Has this been done?  Is there a reason it's not the traditional method?

Weight, cost, and heat gain are probably some of the reasons that a tarp is often used....

.....but metal and composite corrugated roofing have been used too.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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What are the heat gain considerations?  We live in Georgia.  

We don't plan on moving this structure, and it would be in a larger run.

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What are the heat gain considerations?  We live in Georgia.  

We don't plan on moving this structure, and it would be in a larger run.

Metal can absorb and radiate heat, especially if it's out in full sun.

Whether it would be a problem or not in your situation, I do not know, but it's something to take into consideration.

If hoop coop is in the shade with good air flow, it might not be an issue at all.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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