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I built a 20x 12 chicken run out of 2 x 4's and chicken wire. The vertical 2x4's are grounded 18" deep and cemented in place. I want to do a roof. I was going to run a few 2x4's across the top to attatch the chicken wire to (and I wanted a bar to hang something from as well) but I'm worried that the wood will provide more stress on the structure than support. This is the most ambitious thing I have ever built and frankly I have no idea what I am doing. The walls have been triangulated for support. Suggestions for roof?

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I built a 20x 12 chicken run out of 2 x 4's and chicken wire. The vertical 2x4's are grounded 18" deep and cemented in place. I want to do a roof. I was going to run a few 2x4's across the top to attatch the chicken wire to (and I wanted a bar to hang something from as well) but I'm worried that the wood will provide more stress on the structure than support. This is the most ambitious thing I have ever built and frankly I have no idea what I am doing. The walls have been triangulated for support. Suggestions for roof?

Pics please....and what is your location(any snow load?)

You know chicken wire isn't predator proof?

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."

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