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How would you put a roof on Chain-Link?

post #1 of 10
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Hi,

I will be building a silkie coop for 2-3 silkies and wanted to know how many of you guys have a chain-link run with a roof and what did you use to attach  it?

Pics would be alot of Help too.

Thanks for your Help,


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post #2 of 10

wire,
wire clamps,
zipper ties,
maybe no roof at all

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post #3 of 10

Using these (brace rail clamps, found in the chain link fence section at Lowes):

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/84140_img_0850.jpg

We added these (PVC pipe every three feet, then hardware cloth attached to each pipe with zip ties:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/84140_img_0823.jpg

And ended up with this:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/84140_img_0838.jpg

Gail

Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Comets, Mille Fleur Cochin Bantams,  Mille Fleurs, OEGB's, 2 cats, 3 dogs, lady gouldian finches, a canary, an African Gray,  salt water fish tank and a very patient partner!
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post #4 of 10

I have a roof over my Silkie pen.  I have done two different things.  The first one I made of PVC, I made a frame that went up in a peak and the sides were secured to the kennel panels by clamps.  I attached a heavy duty tarp secured to it by zip ties. 

The problem I had was there were not enough supports along the sides because rain collected on the top if it rained really hard.

What I have now is the top to one of those free standing gazebos.  My supports were damaged in a wind storm so I repurposed the top as the roof to the silkie pen.  I secured it using clamps.  I dont have any pictures right now.


Edited by Karrie13 - 8/26/11 at 1:28pm
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Wife to a wonderful husband that puts up with me and my animals and mother to two wonderful kids!  I also have 1 horse, 2 cats, 4 dogs, a bunch of chickens, and some ducks.
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post #5 of 10

I just have chicken wire over my dog kennel run because of the tree inside the middle it's not an option for a roof. I have seen folks around here put roofs on their dog kennels to keep their dogs dry. What I gathered looking at it is it appears they built roof trusses on top of the kennel connected to support beams inside the kennel. I imagine they dug a hole and filled with concrete to keep the beams in place.

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Seramas, Cochins, EE's, 1 Japanese hen, few frizzles & Too many roosters and a ton of babies cruising the yard. Home of the ninja squirrel.
I am Rachel but you can call me the ccl (crazy chicken lady)
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post #6 of 10

I laid a 2x4 across the top of the chain link panel, and wrapped hay string around it, a new wrap every eight inches or so, the whole length, then tied off. Then I screwed some used steel roofing across it, 15' span. It was used and bent, and leaked some, so I snugged a tarp down over it, also secured with hay string, WOOT! LOL Works perfect. Looks like part of the Jaycee Dugard compound though..

post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by georgiagail 

Using these (brace rail clamps, found in the chain link fence section at Lowes):

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/84140_img_0850.jpg

We added these (PVC pipe every three feet, then hardware cloth attached to each pipe with zip ties:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/84140_img_0823.jpg

And ended up with this:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/84140_img_0838.jpg

Gail


I really really like you coop and Run that would be great for My silkies! How many chickens are you keeping in there?

post #8 of 10

The setup we bought used had 6 panels -- the two in the worst shape became the roof.  I sewed them on with galvanized wire, pliers, and a whole lot of patience lol

post #9 of 10

"I really really like your coop and Run that would be great for My silkies! How many chickens are you keeping in there?"

Started out with 12 chicks; nine of them ended up being roosters!   They were rehomed and with trading/purchasing others we have 8 in this coop.  They are the larger breeds (Buffs, Barred Rocks) so you could have more silkies with a coop and run this size.

The coop is 4 by 8, the run 7 feet wide by about 15 feet long.

Gail

Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Comets, Mille Fleur Cochin Bantams,  Mille Fleurs, OEGB's, 2 cats, 3 dogs, lady gouldian finches, a canary, an African Gray,  salt water fish tank and a very patient partner!
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Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Comets, Mille Fleur Cochin Bantams,  Mille Fleurs, OEGB's, 2 cats, 3 dogs, lady gouldian finches, a canary, an African Gray,  salt water fish tank and a very patient partner!
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Thanks

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