Coop stability?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ladybug2001, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Ladybug2001

    Ladybug2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wasn't sure how to put this in the title.

    Basically, I live where it is relatively windy. If I build a 6 x 6 coop, will it need to be connected to posts that are in the ground?
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Its according to how it is built, the angle of the roof, how heavy it is, etc, etc. Remember the coop does not have to be that heavy when built---it just needs to be heavy so the wind will not blow it over/away----a cement block set on each of the 4 corner support after its built adds a lot of weight!!
     
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  3. ScottandSam

    ScottandSam I'm still here. Premium Member

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    Its windy where I live but the coops too big to blow away. but if I was concerned about it. Id get some big screw in the ground dog stakes the have like a handle to screw them in. Then you can take galvanized strap, run it threw the dog stake then up to coop side and screw it in a couple places. These but in around the coop will hold it down. I'm thinking that is something like trailers use too to strap it to the ground.

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