Originally Posted by chiques chicks
I use one for my turkey, just have a tarp over half of it. They survived the winter even when it collapsed under the snow. Mine is not very structurally sound, not movable, but it works. It's 13x30 feet.
Is yours made from cattle panels? I'm thinking something smaller would retain it's strength better? We're considering something around 8 x12.
How was yours tarped for winter?
And LOL at your siggy. We try to avoid Rt 30 (Rockvale, etc) on our way to visit family in York throughout the summer. Too many tourists and oh, the traffic!
Originally Posted by fisherlady
pro- it can be moved when you want/ need
Con- it can move when you don't want/ need it to, compliments of high winds..... make sure it is well tied down and the open end doesn't face prevailing winds.
they are certainly doable, but definitely upgrade materials to deal with Pennsylvania snow and ice loads.
How would you upgrade materials? Our thoughts are 3 cattle panels, fenced over with welded wire fencing and hardware cloth down low.
Originally Posted by MotorcycleChick
I spent way too many hours doing a 20 minute job. I moved the chicks out to the coop. I could have done it so many ways, but I chose the most difficult thinking, "Oh, this will be so much faster!"
I have to go check on them now.
How old are your chicks? I did something similar yesterday, but it was the brooder move from basement to garage so I can still use the supplemental light for another 2-3 weeks before moving them to the coop.