Sorry for the delay in finding my puctures! This is what I have going on for my turkey shed (I even forget who was asking so I can't tag you!).
'Shed' is made of 4x6 pallets, a chain link gate panel, and some small peels made from 2x2s and hardware cloth that I had used as part of a brooder last year. The turkeys kept flying up over the fence and roosting on the back porch or the top of the chicken coop. After they put several holes in the coop roof I decided it was time to get serious about the turkey situation. I used pvc conduit (the grey conduit is UV resistant, the whit pipe is not) to make arches with top-center ridge support. Then I threw bird netting over top and secured it to the sides of the fence. It keeps them in.
I planned to take off that old bit of wooden 'roofing' (it's just a panel that I picked up with some pallets that happened to fit in the space) and replace the whole top with metal roofing. However, seeing how they roost on the top of the shed walls, I have changed that plan. The bird netting goes all the way over the top of the shed to keep the turkeys in, but they still sit on top of the walls to roost for the night (with the bird netting resting on their backs). So my new plan is to add a few more arches with PVC conduit so that the shed has an arched roof too. Then I will put a few proper roosts up on the top of the walls. I will also cover the shed arches with some laminated canvas or a big tarp to keep the shed area dryer.
Tried to get a picture of them roosting last night.
New shed roof will be something like what I have on the tractor, just a tarp over pvc arches.
This was the first 'roof' I had on the turkey shed... it didn't work, the turkeys would bust through gaps in the old bird netting I had over the run and then walk around up there and rip holes in the tarp, then they starting busting right though the tarp. Water would also pool in there because there wasn't enough of a slope to allow the water to run off. I'm hoping the arched roof with tarp will last, it certainly has on my chicken tractor.Edited by emorems0 - 3/31/16 at 11:24am