1. doublecrossranch

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    because that’s the way the previous owner built it. It wasn’t much on esthetics. My husband boxed around the roof and covered it with hardware mesh and cattle panels covered in chicken wire.
    I’m considering covering the run with clear panels so I don’t have to run and save the feed every time it rains. Figured I would take advantage of the slanted roof. Make it look like it’s supposed to be that way. Lol
     
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    I would caution against sheeting the inside for one main reason. Mice.
    Mice love those nice safe wall cavities. They will steal feathers to make nice beds out of. They will take them from sleeping birds if need be too.
     
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  3. aart

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    Is rain running in or just blowing in?
    Maybe you need a wider ridge cap?
     
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    Blowing in.
     
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    Wider ridge cap should take care of that, without losing the ventilation there.
     
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    I wonder if I can convince my husband to add a dormer too
     
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    Or cupola or whatever it’s called
     
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    Like others have said, maintain some ventilation. My only imput is, if you use the spray foam, cover it just like they said. Pretty sure most of it has a cyanide in it to deter mice, don't want to deter your chickens. Where it can push out the metal, use the "window and trim" kind, the standard won't pull out the nails or anything, but it could push out the metal and make it look wavy. Nice looking setup.
     
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    Normal I'd say no on a metal shed, but you have sturdy wooden framing under there, so yeah..Go for it!

    Even if it isn't poisonous, you don't want the bird eating foam...and they love to eat foam.
     
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  10. doublecrossranch

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    What is the sand to PDZ ratio for the poop boards ?
     

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